Project Abstract Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program Name of the training program: San Ysidro Health Internal Medicine Residency Program Discipline of the residency program: Internal Medicine Type of application: Expansion Eligible Entity Type: Sponsoring Institution, ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program, operates the residency program alone. Year program first began training residents: 2020 Organization website address: www.syhealth.org Residency Program Overview: SYHealth is the first Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in San Diego County to establish an accredited Internal Medicine residency program and looks forward to the opportunity to develop best practices for other FQHCs endeavoring to establish similar training programs. As a FQHC, SYHealth’s Internal Medicine Residency Program is focused on providing care to underserved patients by training physicians with inclinations to work with that population. Residents are immersed in SYHealth’s uniquely positioned clinics, including those located along low income border communities, which serve as medical homes for San Diego County’s most vulnerable patient populations. SYHealth’s Internal Medicine Residency Program’s educational goal is to provide 36 months of patient-centered Internal Medicine experience. SYHealth’s main clinic campus (SYHealth-Main) serves as the primary continuity clinic site. Inpatient rotations are completed through a partnership with a local hospital, Scripps Mercy Chula Vista, approximately an 8.2 mile drive from SYHealth-Main. Both institutions serve a medically diverse and socio-economically-racially diverse patient population. In 2020, SYHealth served 96,140 unduplicated patients, of which 92.8% lived at or below 200% FPL. Total FTE positions requested to be funded under this program for all years of training: 12 (4-4-4) FTE positions requested to be funded under this program for AY 2022-2023: 4 (4-0-0)
SYHealth’s Internal Medicine Residency Program is ACGME approved for 18 residents. The program is an existing THCGME grantee (Grant # T91HP37406) and is funded for a total of 14 resident FTEs. SYHealth is submitting this THCGME Expansion request for an additional 4 resident FTEs.