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Education and Training

Medical Students

Community Health section supports the training of medical students in many ways.


The Community Action Research Experience (CARE) is a program designed to train family medicine residents in community action research, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to engage their community and care for underserved populations. The residents learn to work with community partners who are committed to better understanding the impact of community and population on health determinants, such as physical and social environment, genetic endowment, and individual responses to these determinants.

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. This TMB 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.