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 Texas Medical Board approved 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.
Participants in this one or two-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.
Community Medicine fellows:
- Perform community-based participatory research projects involving community partners, gathering and analyzing data and disseminating the results in local and national professional meetings.
- Collaborate in service learning opportunities among underserved population in the Dallas County area.
- Take a leadership role in quality assurance activities in the Family Medicine Clinic to evaluate effectiveness of new and existing practice models
- Attend regional and national meetings for presentations and networking.
- Travel to community resource sites in the community to develop a network for CBPR research and activities.
- Supervise Family Medicine residents in the Parkland Family Medicine Clinic (junior preceptor) and mentor medical students.
- Present community-based research findings in university-wide Grand Rounds presentation.
- Participate in the Faculty Development Academic Activities in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UTSW. These activities include clinical teaching, curricular design, presentation skills, professional academic development and research/scholarly activity skills.
- Have the option of obtaining a Certificate in Public Health (CPH), Master in Public Health (MPH) or Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) from the UT School of Public Health Dallas Regional Campus.