Faculty in the Department of Family and Community Medicine under Program Director, Roger Zoorob, M.D., MPH, FAAFP, restructured and secured funding for our T32 Primary Care Research Fellowship Grant awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The training grant is a five-year award of $1.6 million.
The fellowship, open to M.D.s, Ph.D.s, and other doctoral degree holders, aims to implement a multifaceted training program that comprehensively prepares health care professionals for a career in primary care research. This fellowship features core curriculum based on faculty development modules, emphasizes multidisciplinary team-based mentoring, and offers a diverse spectrum of primary care research opportunities from an existing interinstitutional collaborative housed within the medical center. Additionally, all fellows will have the opportunity to establish their own tailored, interprofessional mentoring team and an individualized plan of measurable objectives. Each mentoring team will be constructed to function as a “mentoring mosaic” and will consist of at least a peer mentor, a career mentor, and the mentoring chair.
Over the coming years, the Department of Family and Community Medicine looks forward to working with a diverse group of fellows that will be trained to be future leaders in primary care research and advocates for health equality.