Community Medicine Fellowship
The Community Medicine Fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center educates primary care physicians in effectively using principles of public health, epidemiology, and preventive medicine in new and innovative ways.
- Participants in this one-year fellowship actively contribute to the community through culturally competent approaches. All fellows complete a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) project. Using CBPR principles, fellows develop replicable models for understanding the causes of health and disease, and implement tools for promoting healthier lives for individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities.
- The fellowship prepares primary care physicians for leadership roles in the community and in academic medicine. They gain experience in teaching medical students and residents in different aspects of community medicine, and also participate in the faculty development lectures provided by the department.
- The fellowship is comprised of teaching and community-based research activities (50 percent) and direct patient care (50 percent).Fellows have their continuity clinic at the Family Medicine Clinic at Parkland Memorial Hospital, which mainly concentrates on the underserved population in Dallas County, and participate in innovative practices, such as shared medical appointments, to provide care to patients with specific chronic diseases.
- Fellows are required to enroll in a Certificate of Public Health and/or Faculty Development Academic Fellowship (one required; may enroll in both).