International Consultation in Primary Care, Family Health and Family Medicine
In addition to its work with the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, the Department of Family and Community Medicine provides international consultation for the implementation of clinical primary health care services, the process of education in family medicine for medical schools and residency training programs, and also for continuing medical education in primary care.
These efforts are led by Drs. Bob Parkerson, Carlos Vallbona and Marconi Monteiro, but involve many other department faculty from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Currently, the department has been asked by the dean of the School of Medicine of the Universidad Central de Honduras to help implement a family medicine residency program.
In 2002, various departmental faculty visited El Salvador over a period of two months to provide faculty development and continuing medical education.