Professional Training

We have a highly sought after training program attracting students from many local professional schools and training programs.  We attract medical students, resident physicians, psychology interns, master level social work students, divinity students, and other professional students to come to El Futuro for a full year during which they have a one-of-a-kind training experience. We are fortunate to partner with the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) to provide this unique training experience for medical students and resident physicians.  El Futuro is an AHEC Center of Excellence.



“I just wanted to thank all of you for making my year at El Futuro a great one. Not only did I learn a lot from being there social work-wise, but I could not have asked for a better group of people with whom to work. Each of you is extremely talented, caring, and good at what you do. Thanks for “showing me the ropes” and making my field placement a really positive experience!”

Kate Ferrell – UNC School of Social Work Intern

“I can’t tell you how invaluable your guidance has been lately. I’m currently in an Ob-Gyn clinic every Wednesday and more than half of my patients speak Spanish only. I have a hard time expressing succinctly how much the entire staff at El Futuro has helped me learn how to approach patients in a respectful and helpful way. You guys literally made me a better psychiatrist…and I was happy to be along for the ride.”

Marcus Wellen, MD – psychiatry resident

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136 E Chapel Hill St.
Durham, NC
Phone: (919) 688-7101

319 A East 3rd St.
Siler City, NC
Phone: (919) 688-7101

Fax: (919) 688-7102