Puentes de Salud

Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

Newly graduated nurse practitioners (NPs) are not given the same opportunity to complete post-graduate clinical training as physicians. As a result, many new NPs feel unprepared for practice. With funding from The Barra Foundation, Puentes de Salud started the second NP residency program in the United States Through a one-year experience that combines supervised clinical experience and didactic sessions, Puentes de Salud seeks to provide the training necessary for new NPs to function more efficiently and effectively in a variety of practice settings. Puentes de Salud’s NP Residency Program includes supervised work in primary care, women’s health and emergency medicine, where residents are exposed to a full spectrum of disease.

Puentes de Salud

Programa de Intercambio Medico Cientifico

Since 1991, Drs. Jack Ludmir and Steve Larson have cultivated extensive personal and professional relationships with colleagues in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Dedicated to sharing knowledge and technology with their Latin American counterparts, they have invited countless students, residents and physicians from Peru, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, and Mexico to observe medical education and clinical care in the United States. In addition, numerous medical students, residents, and faculty from the United States have been afforded opportunities to study and observe health care in the developing world. The long-term goal of these efforts is twofold: to continue to establish a north-south partnership that facilitates the exchange of information and knowledge; and, ultimately, to leverage resources to support the development of “south-south” partnerships. See the Mesoamerican Health Initiative and the Pan American Health Organization for additional information.