Two new family doctors are now seeing patients at International Community Health Services (ICHS) after being matched through a new partnership with Swedish Family Medicine Residency/Cherry Hill.
The residents, Drs. Lisa Chan and Tiffany Ho, are onboard as part of the ICHS-Swedish partnership. This is the first year that ICHS hosts family medicine residents as one of the recent additions to the clinic sites of the Swedish Family Medicine Residency/Cherry Hill program.
“We are very excited to welcome our new family medicine residents and kick-off the family medicine residency program at ICHS,” said Dr. Christopher Yee, ICHS International District clinic site director.
“Our patients will benefit from having these talented and skilled medical providers, while our residents will get hands-on experience and hone their skills working with a very diverse group of patients,” he said.
He said the launch of the family medicine residency program at ICHS highlights the institution’s growing role in providing training for health care providers in community health clinics. Besides the family medicine residency program, ICHS also hosts dental and advanced nurse practitioner residency programs.
Swedish Family Medicine Residency/Cherry Hill, founded in 1974, is one of the pioneering programs in family medicine. The program partnered with ICHS in recent years, allowing assignment of family medicine residents to ICHS. Both institutions share a goal of training family doctors to provide evidence-based, quality health care to underserved, economically disadvantaged, culturally diverse, and disenfranchised communities.
The new ICHS family doctors expressed excitement at beginning their medical practice at ICHS.
“As an advocate for community health, I am excited to join an organization that dedicates its services to the local community,” said Dr. Ho, who received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
“The vibrant neighborhood, passionate staff, and diverse patients drew me to ICHS,” said Dr. Chan, who received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University. “I’m excited to work in a clinic that is so active and engaged in the community it serves.”
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