The work done by residents in the Scripps Family Practice Residency Program education component takes place in part at the San Ysidro Health Center(SYHC), Scripps Chula Vista, UCSD, and Chula Vista Family Clinic.
In1994 the vision of the program was developed but some difficulties in
starting the teaching program were apparent. The mission of the
residency program is to care for the undeserved and outreach to Latino
populations. SYHC has provided pediatric, OB/GYN, and mental health
services to the community for thirty years. At Scripps Hospital in Chula
Vista with one of the newest Intensive Care Units (ICU's) and Emergency
rooms in the county have been very cooperative in implementing the
The first year of the residency program
consists of a one-month block in community medicine, which is comprised
of speakers, field trips, didactic sessions, and public health services.
The second year consists of a one month elective that allows residents
to gain experience on the other side of the border. The Spirit of Caring,
in cooperation with Scripps Chula Vista, Sharp, Chula Vista, and the
Chula Vista Elementary School District is a mobile pediatric van.
The residents also provide acute visits to children at community sites in Chula Vista.