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We provide residents an opportunity to deliver community-responsive primary care, advocate for underserved communities, and expand public health, population health, and preventive care skills through service with vulnerable populations.

Opportunities Throughout Residency

  • Public health, population health, and/or preventive medicine learning modules are incorporated into most rotations and longitudinal experience, as these topics are fundamental to family medicine.
  • All University of Utah residents see underserved patients in our Sugarhouse and Madsen continuity clinics. 
  • All residents add a secondary longitudinal clinical experience at a nearby location focused on care of patients unique to that resident’s interests, often in the community health centers, public health clinics, or with refugee or semi-rural care. 
  • Service-learning opportunities with a variety of vulnerable groups are available to residents longitudinally in addition to a focused community and preventive medicine block during third year.
  • Through service experiences, residents experience the joy and connection that comes through collaboration. Skills and confidence for community service are developed through organized medical service activities that meet community needs and provide an enhanced sense of civic responsibility and cohesiveness.