Primary Care residents take advantage of the enormous educational resources found within the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Primary Care residents have two continuity practices: one at the PCPC and a second, community-based site. Interns spend four weeks of intensive experience at their community sites and then assume a weekly practice at that same site for the second and third years.
Prevention Point Philadelphia (PPP): PPP was founded in 1991, originally as an underground syringe exchange organization. Over the years, it has evolved into a multi-service public health organization that provides non-judgmental services such as syringe exchange, basic healthcare, education, and counseling to the most vulnerable, hard-to-reach populations in Philadelphia – the homeless, the uninsured, injection drug users, and sex workers.
Lax Center: This is a large non-profit Philadelphia-based organization dedicated to the care of patients with HIV disease. In addition to providing clinical care, the Center houses an advocacy unit, a dedicated team of social workers and numerous programs for both HIV treatment and prevention. Residents rotating through this site master the nuances of community-based HIV care.
Adolescent Care Center - Division of Adolescent Medicine: This clinic is popular with those residents interested in adolescent medicine. It is staffed by both a general internist and pediatrician from the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP).
Health Districts #3 and #4: These are city-run health centers that serve as “safety net” clinics for the city’s uninsured and underinsured populations. Several of our general internal medicine faculty have appointments and see patients regularly and precept primary care residents in these clinics. These clinics provide an opportunity for primary care residents to practice in busy, but resource-poor, clinical settings.
Puentes De Salud: This clinic serves primarily Spanish-speaking patients in South and Southwest Philadelphia. Founded by Penn physicians, including a former primary care resident, Puentas De Salud provides primary, obstetrical, and pediatric care.
Penn Health for Women: Multidisciplinary clinic that specializes in women’s health and provides comprehensive women’s health services. Housed at the Philadelphia VA or the "Main Line" area of Philadelphia.
Prison Health Systems:This clinic provides care to inmates of the Philadelphia prison system. This unique clinical experience includes care of inmates with HIV disease. This clinic is well-suited for those who desire a unique clinic experience and are perhaps considering a career in infectious diseases.
United Community Clinics:This clinic provides care to inmates of the Philadelphia prison system. This unique clinical experience includes care of inmates with HIV disease. This clinic is well-suited for those who desire a unique clinic experience and are perhaps considering a career in infectious diseases
Ralston House:A non-profit organization whose sole focus is the quality of life of older adults. This organization strives to provide people 55+ with the services and support they need to live in their own homes and communities as they age.
Private Practice Settings