teaching health center http://kvpr.org en Kern County Residency Program To Transition to Clinica Sierra Vista http://kvpr.org/post/kern-county-residency-program-transition-clinica-sierra-vista <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kern Medical Center has welcomed new classes of physician residents specializing in family medicine for more than 30 years. But last week, the Kern County Board of Supervisors voted to close the family medicine residency program at the financially struggling medical center, and transition it to </span>Clinica<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sierra Vista.</span></p><p>For the county, this arrangement could mean financial savings. The struggling hospital was reportedly losing more than $3 million per year on the family medicine program.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 00:13:42 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 24416 at http://kvpr.org Kern County Residency Program To Transition to Clinica Sierra Vista Are Teaching Health Centers the Cure to the Valley's Doctor Shortage? http://kvpr.org/post/are-teaching-health-centers-cure-valleys-doctor-shortage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new type of residency program may provide some relief to the Central Valley’s physician shortage, and change the way we grow and retain primary care doctors in the Valley.</span></p><p>The model is called a “teaching health center,” and it’s funded by the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>The idea behind this new approach to graduate medical education is to train medical residents in community health centers, and encourage them to pursue careers in primary care in underserved areas, like the Valley.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:25:14 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 11083 at http://kvpr.org Are Teaching Health Centers the Cure to the Valley's Doctor Shortage?