Education and Training

Medical Students

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


H.E.A.R.T. (Health Equity, Advocacy & Research Training)  This track was created and championed by the community health team of our FM residency program with input from residents and support from department leadership. We recognize the need to empower family medicine residents to address social determinants of health in patient encounters and the community at large, by providing necessary tools, partnerships and education. We also recognize the importance of family medicine residents as future leaders in working towards health equity for all.

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.