Residency Program Draws Top Medical Graduates Back to South Bay
A medical residency program run by Scripps Memorial Hospital Chula Vista, the UCSD School of Medicine and the San Ysidro Health Center is "lur[ing] top medical school graduates" who grew up in the South Bay to return home to serve "the poor, the uninsured and those who otherwise might not receive health care," the San Diego Union Tribune reports. The Scripps Family Practice Medical Residency program allows residents to rotate between hospitals and clinics in the area and to use a mobile health van to visit schools to care for children without health insurance. The residents also give "pep talks" to students at health fairs and give lectures about health issues facing the community. Five of the "unusual" program's 12 residents are serving in their home towns (Branscomb, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3/19).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.