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Department of Family and Community Medicine

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Highlighted Resident Projects


Yuba Double Mentorship Program

Trainees: Randi Sokol, Naoya Tsuda, Jessica Porter, Kristin Satow (Family & Community Medicine Residents)
CHPT Site: Harmony Health Family Resource Center

Synopsis: "Working with the amazing faculty and staff at Lindhurst High School and Yuba Gardens Intermediat School, we have created a ‘double mentorship program’ in which Family Practice Residents teach and mentor high school students who then teach and mentor middle school students on various health topics.   We hope that this relationship building will foster a sense of morale and leadership among high school students and motivate them to aspire towards a brighter, goal-oriented future.  At the same time, they will have a positive influence on middle school students who will also benefit from a free, structured health curriculum."


I Am Going to College! 

Trainee: Kelvin Vu (Family & Community Medicine Resident)
CHPT Site: Rancho Cordova Children, Youth & Families Collaborative

Synopsis: Resident Kelvin Vu, working with Cordova High School (CHS) Head Counselor Cindy Evans, started the "I Am Going to College" program in 2010 with 60 CHS 9th and 10th grade students. This year, Kelvin and his fellow residents are working to provide college-prep mentoring to 105 Cordova High School students (9th, 10th and 11th grade)! Students were introduced to the program on December 1st and will meet with their mentors in February and March, ending the year with a field trip to UC Davis in April! The goal is for all of these students to be eligible for application to a college/university of their choice.