The Brodes H. Hartley Jr. Teaching Health Center at CHI provides residents a community-based and real-life setting. Residents will witness beneficial partnerships in the community such as HIV/AIDS and school-based programs as well as have an opportunity to conduct public-based research. This type of academic environment encourages evidence-based exemplary practice. The academic affiliation enhances the health center’s image with the patient and encourages retention, which reinforces the provider-patient relationship.
Medical graduates practicing in a community health center will be exposed to a wide variety of patients as well as learn innovative models of patient-centered medical homes with interdisciplinary team-based care. In addition, residents will learn the challenges of working with non-compliant patients, patients who seek treatment late, uninsured who need help finding funding for necessary surgeries or having providers act as advocates on their behalf for more specialized care.
“Here, there’s an opportunity to take care of people who otherwise would not receive any health care. We take people who get turned away elsewhere,”said Dr. Carlos Salgado, Interim Program Director for Psychiatry Residency Program.
At The Brodes H. Hartley Jr. Teaching Health Center at CHI, residents will be able to work hard and play hard. They are taught by an acclaimed group of faculty along with learning in an always-busy environment. They are also able to enjoy the benefits of living in South Florida with its diverse cultural traditions, exceptional museums and endless recreational activities, all in a warm climate.
“Our vision is for The Brodes H. Hartley Jr. Teaching Health Center at CHI is to become one of the nation’s premier teaching institutions. We will leave no stone unturned to achieve this,” said Dr. Tony Amofah, Chief Medical Officer for CHI, who has overall responsibility for the GME program and serves as its Chief Academic Officer