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Clinical Education
Clinical rotations and courses for medical and behavioral health students
The programs that would eventually become Whitman-Walker Clinic formed to meet the urgent need for safe and competent care for lesbians and gay men, at a time when being out to a medical provider was risky and potentially ruinous. In the face of discrimination and stigma, we created programs and institutions to take care of ourselves, and in the process, became experts in our own health. Today, Whitman-Walker is still committed to passing along our cultural and clinical practice expertise to the next generation of healthcare providers and other clinicians; and to improving community cultural competence.
Medical

Whitman-Walker Health has formal partnerships with many medical, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant programs. Clinical rotations have an emphasis on LGBTQ health and cultural competency, HIV, our integrated care model, and community health and prevention. Some trainees are here for a one month block while others have longitudinal clinics that last two or more years. Whitman-Walker’s medical providers hold clinical appointments and teach courses at local and national institutions focusing on LGBTQ population health, clinical care, and cultural humility and competence. Our trainees return to the medical profession as educators and advocates for these communities.

Our academic partners include:

The George Washington University

Georgetown University

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Yale University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Washington Hospital Center

Duke University

University of Colorado

Other clinical lectures and trainings have included:

U.S. Department of State

The George Washington University School of Public Health

National Family Medicine Residency Program

Metropolitan Washington Association of Occupational Health Nurses

DC Center for Rational Prescribing

To learn more about medical education and training, contact Dr. Raymond C. Martins, Senior Director of Clinical Education and Training at meded@whitman-walker.org

In addition to on-site clinical training, a number of Whitman-Walker providers have academic appointments as teaching faculty, researchers, or adjuncts at local colleges and universities. To learn more about medical education and training, contact Dr. Ray Martins, Senior Director of Clinical Education and Training at meded@whitman-walker.org.

Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health department maintains a clinical internship training program for masters and doctoral-level students in the fields of social work, psychology, professional counseling, and art therapy.

Through existing relationships with area colleges and universities, the department accepts a select few interns each year. To be eligible, interns must have had at least one year of masters level course work and/or one prior clinical internship or practicum in which the student provided direct care. Whitman-Walker does not provide practicum experiences for students enrolled in programs leading to certification as addiction counselors (CAC).

Clinical behavioral health interns at Whitman-Walker are paired with a clinical supervisor and receive regular group supervision and training. Interns typically provide psychotherapy to individual clients as well as co-facilitate psychotherapy and substance use groups. Some evening hours, and weekly availability for departmental staff meetings on Thursdays between 12:30pm and 1:30pm, are required. Interns may work at more than one Whitman-Walker location.

Interns come to us through established agreements with area colleges and universities. If you are interested in a clinical internship with us, check with your school’s internship placement coordinator to see if Whitman-Walker is an option. If your school does not have an existing relationship with us, please encourage your internship placement coordinator to connect with the Manager of Behavioral Health Education and Training, Kevin Waldorf-Cruz, at bhed@whitman-walker.org

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