Community Medicine Fellowship

Currently seeking applicants for this position. For more information contact Nora Gimpel or Cathy Day and complete the application to enter your qualifications.

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 or two-year fellowship actively contribute to the community through culturally competent approaches. Typical community health activities include:

  • Caring for patients at safety-net clinics
  • Teaching & mentoring medical students and residents in community health and community based research
  • Evaluating health needs of specific populations
  • Working with community partners to identify and implement interventions for community health needs

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.

The program prepares fellows to become clinical and community leaders, educators, and health equity champions. Fellows care for underserved patients while working with community health partners to address healthcare disparities, access and outcomes.


The following activities are distributed in about 50% clinical care time and 50% academic time.

Patient Care  
Project Development/Research Scholarly Activity (RSA)  
Engaged Learning