One facet of compassionate service is active community involvement. As the lone residency program in the city, we receive frequent invitations to partner with local community service organizations, churches, universities, health fairs and cancer screening events.
One such partner is Baylor University. FHC serves as a primary rotation site for the medical humanities training program, offering a chance for residents to mentor and influence undergraduates pursuing health careers. Both residents and faculty lead workshops and speak at practical lecture series for Baylor’s premed organizations.
Residents are also involved in leadership and medical outreach in the community. A resident representative serves on the McLennan County Medical Society Board, acting as a liaison between the board and the residents. They also volunteer at annual screening events for colon, skin and breast cancer, working alongside local specialists.
The love of sports runs deep in Central Texas. Residents volunteer as team physicians for local football teams and conduct sports physicals at local schools. During the fall sports season, they work with community sports medicine doctors on Friday nights and Saturday mornings to evaluate and treat acute sports-related injuries. Residents also routinely staff medical relief tents at local sports events like the annual triathlon.