In 2020, Camarena Health embarked on a partnership with the newly instituted California Health Sciences University (CHSU) School of Medicine. The opportunity to provide graduate medical education locally will help build a local workforce of medical doctors, and Camarena Health is honored to be part of that development. Apart from the medical education that will take place through clinical rotations at our health centers, medical students from CHSU will also work on other facets of the healthcare delivery system, learning about quality improvement, population management, health education, and more.
First-year medical students worked with our health education team to develop a remote blood pressure monitoring program. They considered eligibility criteria for patient participation, logistics of blood pressure device distribution, training of patients on the use of devices, and how follow-up would be accomplished. At the completion of the school year, they walked away with a better understanding of how Federally Qualified Health Centers operate and increased appreciation for how population management can lead to better patient outcomes.