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Urban Track

Group at EastThe OSU Urban Family Medicine Track trains committed family medicine residents to provide high quality, culturally competent health care in urban, multicultural, and lower socioeconomic communities. Through innovative and inspired health care delivery, disease prevention, health promotion, research, and leadership, we hope to diminish or eliminate racial, gender, and socioeconomic health care outcome disparities.




Associate Program Director
for the Urban Track

The OSU Family Medicine at CarePoint East is located in census tract 28, which has been designated as an empowerment zone. Ninety percent of the population is African American and 34 percent live below the federal poverty level. In addition, we are located in immediate proximity to primary care, Low-income Special Population Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA).

Follow this link to see our new location at CarePoint East, one of OSU's multi-specialty outpatient care centers.

Patient Care and Resident Education

The OSU Family Medicine at University Hospital East is designed to provide excellent family-centered care for its urban community using biomedical, clinical, and behavioral sciences to diagnose and treat illness. A full range of services are provided and taught, including prenatal and postnatal care, family-centered child birth, outpatient management of HIV/AIDS patients, Acute Trauma and Life Support (ATLS) course, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures (such as skin minor surgical procedures and colposcopy), practice management, community based research, interpreter service etiquette, and health promotion and disease prevention.

The Urban Family Medicine Program places special emphasis on the following curricular areas:

  • Cultural Competency with focus on selected clinical conditions such as childbirth, chronic illness, death of an elderly family member, and the effect that cultural traditions, values, and beliefs have on the delivery of health care under these conditions.
  • The "Five A’s" that affect patient ACCESS to care: availability, accessibility, accommodation, affordability, acceptability
  • Environmental Health
  • Urban health focused research project
  • Practice management in lower socioeconomic communities
  • Medicare and Medicaid issues and Social Services utilization
  • Geriatric medicine in multicultural, lower socioeconomic communities

View the Urban Track Curriculum.