Kaiser Permanente has been committed to providing culturally responsive, prevention-focused health care to patients for over 65 years. Our integrated, technologically advanced, outcomes-based clinical care has been applauded by health experts across the nation. We are especially pleased to invite students and residents to experience our unique care delivery and learn about our ongoing commitment to the communities we serve.

The La Salud Permanente Latino Health Elective offers Spanish-speaking 4th year U.S. medical school students and residents (PGY2 and above) who are passionate about Latino health a unique opportunity in several Northern California locations.

Over the course of the highly personalized 2-4 week program, you will use Spanish to work with primary care physicians and care for patients. You will experience our integrated system, use the latest in health technology, and learn from physicians who are committed to providing high quality patient care. We will tailor your experience to suit your areas of interest. For example, you could participate in community health events, work within our Division of Research, help create cutting-edge patient resources, or pilot a performance improvement project in a specific area.

The program is offered in the following medical centers in Northern California: Antioch, Fresno, Napa, San Jose, Santa Rosa and Vacaville. Each participant will work with an enthusiastic and dedicated preceptor. You will find a brief description of each location and the faculty here.

Spanish-speaking medical students or residents who demonstrate a superior interest in primary care and contributing to advancements in culturally-sensitive care are encouraged to apply.

If you have questions about this elective opportunity, please contact Michelle Loaiza.