Training Sites

Fellows train at the Immokalee Health Education Site which encompasses two clinical: The Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida in Immokalee and the Lee Health System in Ft. Myers. Individual office space is available for fellows. Both sites have designated areas for classroom/group teaching and state of the art technology, which includes video conferencing capabilities to connect with other FSUCOM campuses and Faculty. This allows Fellows to receive training and support from FSUCOM Faculty and staff across each of the college's regional campuses FSU is designated a preeminent university in state of Florida. Central campus provides full institutional support for research endeavors.  Fellows have full access to the FSUCOM Maguire Medical Library. All of the medical library’s resources are electronic and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Fellows have access to over 2,400 medical and biomedical journals. Evidence-based medicine and mobile resources are especially applicable to the online environment providing access to medical library resources around the clock from any internet-enabled device.

The Immokalee Health Education Site also houses The FSU Center for Child Stress & Health, which serves as an integrated primary care resource center for patients, families, and healthcare providers of children exposed to toxic stress, especially children living in rural, minority, and underserved communities. The Center is a SAMHSA National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) Category II, Treatment and Service Adaptation Center and serves as a national resource on effective treatment and service approaches for child trauma experienced by children.
 

The Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida (HCN) is a Federally Qualified Health Center. The health center includes Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine (including a specialty/HIV clinic), Obstetrics /Gynecology, and Behavior Health Services. The HCN is a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). PCMH status allows Fellows to train within an organizational model that delivers the core functions of primary care, including: patient-centered, comprehensive, coordinated care, access, quality and safety. The HCN was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1977 by a group of community leaders in Immokalee, Florida to address the health issues of migrant and seasonal farm workers, rural poor and other citizens in the area. Their first facilities were two small trailers in Immokalee. From the start, the nonprofit was committed to providing basic medical and dental healthcare services at an affordable cost while ensuring dignity and respect to each individual served. The HCN participates in the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) accreditation program. Today the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida a serves a culturally and linguistically diverse population in 14 healthcare sites in Immokalee and Naples.

Lee Health was founded in 1916 and is the 5th largest health care system in the U.S. with 1,400 inpatient beds in five hospitals and an average daily census of 900 patients. The system includes the vast majority of all inpatient and outpatient facilities in Lee County. Lee Health is an award-winning health care system with more than a million patient contacts each year. The staff is routinely recognized for the compassionate and dedicated care they provide to their patients. More than 9,500 employees and 4,500 volunteers are part of the Lee Health. The medical staff, totals nearly 1,130 Lee County physicians. The postdoctoral fellows work in outpatient Lee clinics including the FSU Family Medicine Residency Program. Lee health is committed to meeting the continuum of healthcare needs of the diverse community.