Family Medicine & Community Health * Elective Course Description  

Course Name:Community Medicine: Underserved Populations
Course Number:FC-429
Elective Type:B1
Coordinator(s):Beth Mazyck,MD  Beth.Mazyck2@umassmemorial.org  
Contact: Carol Roberts  carol.roberts@umassmemorial.org
Department:Family Medicine & Community Health
Sites Available:

Fitchburg Family Medicine Residency, Community Health Connections, ACTION Health Services, Fitchburg, MA

Months Offered:Year Round- May through April (Contact coordinator for availability)
Number of Students / Month:1
Prerequisites:3rd year required clerkships
Elective Description:

ACTION Health Services (Accessible, Comprehensive, Treatment In Our Neighborhoods) is one of four health centers operated by Community Health Connections, Inc. Using a combination of mobile health units and a more traditional Healthcare for the Homeless clinic, ACTION provides medical, behavioral health, and dental services in Fitchburg and at sites throughout the region. Students will assist in caring for ACTION patients both in the clinic and in the community. Students will have an opportunity to interview successful opiate addiction clients and screen new clients for initiation into the Buprenorphine Program. Students may select an independent project focused on outreach to underserved populations in the community.

Students will spend a portion of the experience working with and participating in lectures with residents of the Umass Fitchburg Medicine Residency Program. 

Note:  We may be able to provide housing. Elective dates are flexible. We will accommodate two to four week rotations within your school’s schedule parameters.
Location:  Community Health Connections Family Health Center, 275 Nichols Road , Fitchburg, MA 01420  www.mapquest.com
Websites:
  
Department of Family Medicine & Community Health: http://www.umassmed.edu/fmch/
   ACTION Health Services: http://www.umassmed.edu/fmch/ACTION.aspx