A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) is the Sponsoring Institution (SI) and a national leader in clinical quality, ranking among the top 10% in the nation. CHI serves the southern portion of the Miami metropolitan area, also known as South Miami-Dade County and all of Monroe County to its south. Between 60,000 and 80,000 patients are typically served by CHI each year. Formally established in 2013, CHI’s Brodes H. Hartley Jr. Teaching Health Center is now home to two Graduate Medical Education residency programs serving 27 residents each year - 12 in family medicine and 15 in psychiatry. Both programs are fully accredited by the ACGME and hold the status of Continued Accreditation. The length of the family medicine residency program is three years. The program provides residents with advanced and concentrated training in family practice and prepares them for the examination provided by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). The program responds to local needs, as nearly all of suburban Miami has been designated as a Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) by HRSA. CHI is now seeking to expand the program from 12 to 15 positions. This increase has been approved by the ACGME. The program’s patient population is ethnically diverse and the majority of patients reside in low-income households with over 70% having incomes below 200% of the federally-defined poverty level. Accordingly, the program’s curriculum features core topics related to social determinants of health, health disparities and diversity, equity and inclusion. The residency program is currently located in CHI’s main health center location. The new cohort of residents will be assigned to CHI’s second largest center located 12.7 miles from the main site. Here, the residents will have the opportunity to provide care to a similar patient population and manage a broad range of medical conditions such as: diab
etes, hypertension, heart disease, obesity, and other prevalent illnesses encountered in the community. In 2020, this site generated 21,678 family medicine patient encounters despite the COVID 19 pandemic. Residents will be assigned their own patient panel including prenatal visits, pediatrics (including newborns), and adult patients. All other required rotations will be maintained at existing sites, all of which are able to accommodate the full proposed complement of 15 family medicine residents.