The Faculty Development Fellowship in Primary Care & Medical Education is an integral component of the department’s comprehensive faculty development program. This five-year grant funded program is designed to meet three specific goals:
- Improve the teaching skills of family medicine faculty who prepare medical students and residents to work in medically underserved communities;
- Foster learning by team building in the patient-centered medical home and;
- Increase the number of students who select a career in primary care
Our long history with HRSA-funded faculty development has produced a cadre of primary care faculty who work and teach in medically underserved communities. Since 1995, we have trained 39 master educators who have provided training to approximately 150 community preceptors. Our current faculty development fellows are Lisa Lapman, MD and Harini Kumar, MD. In the past year we have been able to conduct faculty development activities with over 50 community preceptors.