The Care of Underserved Populations program is founded upon principles of social justice to address health inequities. This program includes clinical care, but intentionally focuses on issues of sustainability and capacity building by engaging residents, transdisciplinary partners, and community in education and scholarship.

Care of Underserved Populations is similar to Global Health, in its inclusive meaning, but as our program spends a majority of time on domestic service (approximately 10 out of 12 months), we have selected Care of Underserved Populations as more intuitively inclusive language. 

Learning Goals

  1. Community and transdisciplinary engagement in scholarly projects.
  2. Advocacy within health systems for underserved populations.
  3. Social determinants of health in domestic and international settings.
  4. Patient care balancing evidence and resource-based approaches.