The University of Southern California’s Street Medicine Program launched in 2018, when the Keck School of Medicine of USC recruited two specialists, Brett Feldman, MSPAS, PA-C, and Corinne Feldman, MMS, PA-C, from Allentown, Pennsylvania to co-direct a cadre of clinicians to serve Los Angeles’ unhoused population. The team now includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, USC community health workers, physician assistant students, a doctoral resident in occupational therapy, HIV fellows from Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center and as many volunteers as the program can logistically handle.

To make sure that future doctors will be well equipped to treat this underserved community, the Keck School has launched a new, three-year street medicine residency track that is the first of its kind.

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