Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program: Open to Tufts University School of Medicine

Monday, June 6th from 12:00am to Friday, July 29th, 2022 12:00am (ET)
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About

This position is open to students from Tufts University School of Medicine only.
BHCHP will welcome fellows for in-person work.

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program


ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW
This summer internship will involve an immersive experience on the street team at BHCHP.

BHCHP's integrated and multidisciplinary Street Team combs the city’s streets day and night to find rough sleepers wherever they are. Twice a week a doctor from the team accompanies Pine Street Inn’s Overnight Van, and several days each week the team walks the streets of the city, seeking out the men and women who live in alleys and under bridges to offer both urgent and continuous medical and behavioral health care to these individuals whose struggle to survive each day makes access to our shelter and hospital clinics difficult. The Street Team utilizes two internists, two psychiatrists (one from Massachusetts General Hospital and one from Massachusetts Mental Health Center), a nurse practitioner and a case manager. The team works seamlessly to offer fully integrated and co-located medical and behavioral health care to long-term rough sleepers.

For more information: https://www.bhchp.org/

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The summer project will involve a blend of clinical shadowing and project work alongside me on the street team at BHCHP. This team focuses on the care of unsheltered homeless folks in Boston. Clinical care will involve shadowing during street rounds, in our clinical space and at our medical respite program. The project work is to be determined but can involve a practice improvement or quality improvement project. I have hosted summer fellows for each of the past 4 years and it has been a wonderful experience.

The Tisch summer fellow will be an active participant in the street team’s ongoing efforts to address diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. This includes participating in monthly team equity rounds, improving our team’s ability to evaluate our clinical outcomes by race and ensuring that our approach to street outreach is grounded in equity and inclusion.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
  • Rising second year student at TUSM
  • Interest in underserved populations
  • Willingness to work in less typical clinical settings
You may address the cover letter for this position to Dr. David Munson, Medical Director of the Street Team
Registration
Opens Dec 14, 2021 12:01pm
Registration Closes
Jan 31, 2022 11:59pm or when space runs out.
Supervisor(s)
-
Timeframe
Summer
Credit
No