The two most substantive training programs of the Institute are the Primary Care Preceptorship Program (PCPP) and the Community Health Immersion (CHI). Students are also welcome to serve in a variety of volunteer roles at Siloam during their training.
The Institute fosters dialogue about issues integral to the practice of Whole Person Care. Dialogue occurs in several formats, including the Institute blog, speaking engagements, and periodic guest lectures, retreats, and workshops.
Siloam partners with local academic institutions to generate research that shapes clinical outcomes and develops whole-person health caregivers. Past students studied diabetes care, cost-effectiveness of TB testing, and efficacy of depression treatment protocols.
Siloam Institute Preceptorships provide senior-level trainees with practicum-based training in the overlapping domains of poverty medicine, cross-cultural health care, and behavioral health and spiritual care.
Trainees of all faith backgrounds are eligible to apply, and rotations of four weeks or longer are preferred. Although students pursuing all specialties are welcome to apply, preference is given to those pursuing a career in a primary care field among the under-served. The Institute is a preceptorship program and does not currently include any internship opportunities.
All preceptorships are unpaid, and all expenses related to the rotation are the full responsibility of the trainee. Availability is limited.