Primary Care & Social Internal Medicine Residency

Patient Population and the Community Health Center

"One of the program's best aspects was our outpatient practice at a federally qualified community health center in the South Bronx, where I had the opportunity to rigorously learn the skills of outpatient medicine while seeing a diverse panel of patients throughout residency."

-Victoria (Tori) Mayer, Program Graduate
Fellow in Health Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania

The ambulatory training program experience is centered at the Comprehensive Health Care Center (CHCC) located in the South Bronx, a 20-30 minute commute from Montefiore Medical Center. CHCC is located in the 18th Congressional district, the poorest congressional district in the nation, and serves the Morrisania and Mott-Haven sections of the Bronx. As in other impoverished and medically underserved areas, this population suffers from excess infant mortality, low birth weight, STDs, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, cancer, HIV disease, and diabetes. Over 95% of patients have incomes below 200% of Federal poverty guidelines, nearly 20% are uninsured and over 60% are covered by Medicaid.

 

"As residents at CHCC, we are learning how to diagnose and treat HCV infection in a high-risk population before the liver becomes damaged. This is a highlight of our program: we get to practice in an integrated care-delivery system that prioritizes prevention and public health."

-Jonathan Giftos, MD

CHCC was founded decades ago as one of the first medical facilities in the South Bronx. In 1996, CHCC moved into newly constructed quarters on East 161st Street, a thriving commercial thoroughfare in the Bronx. This spacious facility provides primary care services, including adult medicine, pediatrics, pre-natal care and gynecology as well as dental services, ophthalmology, podiatry, dermatology, mental health, social services, and an on-site pharmacy. Educational facilities at CHCC include dedicated precepting rooms and two large meeting spaces.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ebola Update: What Montefiore Clinicians Need to Know (New Time)
Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH
5:00 PM: Weiler Auditorium

Contact Us

Linnea Capps, MD
Program Director
718-920-2823
lcapps@montefiore.org  

Shwetha V. Iyer, MD
Associate Program Director
siyer@montefiore.org

Josephine Byfield
Program Administrator
718 920-2627
josbyfie@montefiore.org 

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