At La Clínica, we are committed to building partnerships with institutions to collaboratively address both the worsening health care workforce shortage and the increasing demand for the services we provide. One such partnership is with the Kaiser Permanante Vallejo Family Medicine Residency Program. La Clínica North Vallejo hosts Kaiser Permanente residents who complete rotations onsite and learn about community medicine by being exposed to a community clinic environment. This residency program equips participants with the cultural competency required to provide care to an increasingly diverse patient population and to patients with complex medical and social needs.
La Clínica proudly serves on the front lines of health care for the uninsured and underserved to deliver medical care to the people in our communities and to create a pipeline for future community-based health care professionals. Together with Kaiser Permanente, we are meeting our joint social mission of providing access to affordable, high quality health care services for our most vulnerable populations.
Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to be a doctor.
My mom raised three daughters with a passion for science and strong values for giving back to the community. That’s why I took a different route than most med students and majored in public health at UC Berkeley. The coursework in community health and social sciences shifted my perspective as I began to see my work through an equity lens. I began to see my patients in a larger context of community, society and economic disparities. That’s why the La Clínica residency program has been such a great fit for me. I believe that fulfillment comes through the ability to connect your passion with your work and my work at La Clínica connects these dots together in the most meaningful way I could have imagined.
– Emily Fisher, MD, MPH, former KP Vallejo program resident and current fellow