Elective Rotation: La Clinica
Contact: Tracy L. White, Monique Thiry-Zargoza
Location: San Antonio Neighborhood Health Center, Oakland, CA
I spent time shadowing alumni at several different clinics in order to get a taste of what other practice settings and community clinics are like. As a resident, there are few opportunities to evaluate if our experiences at our home clinics are universal to primary care, a community clinic or very individual experiences. I was able to get a snapshot of other clinic settings and am hoping to use the information to help guide my future career endeavors. I got to shadow at La Clinica and see one of their pregnancy group visits. I also got to shadow at their teen clinic on another occasion. It was so nice to be amongst the diversity in Oakland, however, it is obvious that the under resourced clinic would be a taxing place to work in.