Population Health Scholar Track
The Population Health Scholar Track is a comprehensive, longitudinal curriculum in population health, which includes additional training experiences and a rigorous outcomes-based scholarly project. The goal of the track is to give students the knowledge and skills to apply population health principles to clinical practice and contribute to the improvement of the health of individuals, communities, and populations. Future physicians need to be trained in population health to address the challenges of reducing the cost and improving the quality of health care. By educating our students about population health concepts and data, and increasing their opportunities to apply these skills, this track will equip them with the tools they need to thrive in a transformed health care system. Students completing all the components will receive special distinction at graduation as a Population Health Scholar.
Track objectives, curriculum, yearly requirements and assessment provide more information.
Our faculty advisors are Yalda Jabbarpour, MD, Kenny Lin, MD, MPH, Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, Alex Montero, MD, MPH, Richard Waldhorn, MD and Jeff Weinfeld, MD, MBI.
The scholars volunteer at Martha’s Table Joyful Market. Each year, they are assigned one DC elementary school, where they distribute fruits and vegetables and set up a table to promote health and wellness. They plan fun activities for the kids who stop by the table. They work in conjunction with Georgetown nursing students interested in public health to make this an interdisciplinary effort. The markets occur once per month on Wednesdays, 3 – 5pm. Volunteers arrive at 2:30pm and carpool from Georgetown to the market together as a group. Other medical students, faculty and staff are welcome to join.
Track scholars complete summer internships at various organizations. See below for the projects each cohort completed.