Agreed. Also, a strong state university hospital will provide excellent training in caring for underserved populations. UAB comes to mind. Also, UNC has a pretty diverse patient population plus an amazing school of public health associated with it that you can take advantage of in exploring how to address caring for the underserved from a public health/policy standpoint. Both schools are amazing in primary care training if you want to go that route. There are many others but just a few examples.Find anywhere with a county hospital.
I completely agree. Most schools will at least have an isolated experience in an underserved setting but this is not the same as being immersed in it and having the people around you share the same sense of purpose.However, those that take pride in it and focus on it and have residents that share the same interest are probably considerably less.
I know for a fact that Emory also has an IM/Psych residency program which you might want to look into if FM isn't your cup of tea. And like the above posters mentioned, a significant portion of your training is done at Grady hospital, which is one of the largest county hospitals, and thus by nature serves a heavily underserved population. I interviewed there and really got the sense that those who chose to go there really chose it because of the training at Grady.I had no idea that you can combine Fam Med with Psych... The UCSD combined program looks amazing in terms of underserved focus and training.. Seriously. I took a look and saw there are a handful of other programs and a few IM/Psych.. I'm more IM focused at this point, but I really like the idea of underserved training and can't find anything comparable in training in IM/Psych. I think I'm realizing that boarding in psych would be very helpful in underserved medicine... but combined programs like this are all new to me.