Community-Engaged Learning

Between 2018-2019,  the Stanford Primary Care and Population Health division developed new partnership and placed clinical providers at Ravenswood Family Health Center, Mayview Community Health Center Clinics, Peninsula Healthcare Connection, and Roots Community Health Center. As these partnerships matured, and we responded to new leadership needs at Samaritan House and St. Anthony’s, our community clinics started to welcome learners. Currently, we have continuity of clerkship students, family medicine clerkship students, COMET scribes, and Schweitzer fellows regularly working at our community partner clinical sites. The clinicians in our PCPH community partnership program have created research opportunities for medical students working on their MedScholars projects and service-learning opportunities for physician assistant students. These projects include work on telehealth expansion and bridging the digital divide and an evolving partnership between our PCPH research division and graduate students on retention of high risk clients in shelters.

Community Engagement Opportunities for Learners (Education and Research)

PCPH faculty support learners in their scholarly work across programs. Examples include:


COMET Scribes - Clinical Quality Improvement


HAAS Community Service Work Study Fellows


Community Health & Prevention Research - Community-Based  Internship


Schweitzer Fellowship - Research and Service Learning

Scholarly Concentration in Community Health & MedScholars - Includes concentration in Health Equity and Community Health



Leadership tracks and Capstone - including Community Health



Stanford - O'Connor Family Medicine Residency - Community Medicine Projects & Advocacy


IM Residency - Global Health Track


Community Partnership Clinics

Through sustained collaborative agreements between the community-based partner clinics, the PCPH division, and Stanford Health Care, we serve as the community-academic bridge.