CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program

Contact Information

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program
Global Health Experience
333 N. Santa Rosa St., Suite F4703 
San Antonio, TX 78207 
Fax: 210-704-2545

Program Description

The program has two components: a basic global health curriculum provided throughout the three years of training to all residents and 2- or 4-week global health electives for interested residents who, in addition to learning the basic curriculum, will gain additional global health skills and knowledge, as well as participate in international and local health care experiences that focus on caring for the medically underserved during their second and third years of training. 

Locations of programs: We currently have experiences arranged in: Oaxaca, Mexico; along the Texas-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley; Kijabe, Kenya; and experiences caring for the underserved in the Bexar County Correctional System and several local homeless and substance abuse recovery centers. Other sites may be requested and approved by program director.

Description of field experiences: Participating residents elect a 1- to 4-week rotation at one of the rotation sites during their second and/or third year of residency. In addition to performing clinic duties at the sites, residents participate in online course modules and discussion sessions with a faculty preceptor and complete a pre-travel needs assessment, an on-site project and a debriefing program at the residency upon return.

Descriptions of didactics: All residents participate in the basic lecture curriculum. Those participating in the second program component receive additional reading material, participate in online courses and meet with faculty mentors.

Cost to individual residents: Varies by rotation elective. Partial and complete funding is available for most rotations.

Number of residents participating in the past 2 years: 2

Faculty involvement: All rotation sites have on-site physician supervision. Residency faculty participate in several of the rotation trips.

Does the program accept medical students for trips? Yes

Does the program accept residents from outside the program for trips? No

Approximate time of year/duration of trips: Depends on rotation; usually fall and spring.

Who to contact if interested in applying:

Lisa Marquise
Graduate Medical Education Coordinator