Students receive real-world clinical education and training
Desert Regional Medical Center works with colleges and universities to offer medical students real-world work through clinical rotations, including a “street medicine” program working with the community’s homeless.
Its most recent partnership is with the UC Riverside School of Medicine, California’s newest medical school, for a residency in family medicine with clinical rotations taking place at the medical center.
Students who are part of this residency receive further real-world training in the form of community projects, including a “street medicine” program. This program uses a multidisciplinary team – a physician, resident, nurse, social worker and security personnel – to provide medical care to the homeless in the community.