Family and Community Medicine Educational Research

Educational Research

The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine is committed to providing opportunities for educational research. These efforts reflect the diverse concerns and opportunities within the family and community medicine environment.

Physician Assistant (PA) Training in Primary Care Grant

The Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care Grant seeks to implement communications, skills and assessment curriculum as well as medical Spanish and student and faculty leadership initiatives.

This grant has three objectives that directly impact patient care:

  1. Enhance communications curriculum.
  2. Expand Spanish language and culturally competency skills for students and faculty.
  3. Develop culturally sensitive current and future PA faculty.

The primary goal is to implement a curriculum at Wake Forest School of Medicine focusing on the needs of Latinos and other minority populations based on the Kalamazoo Consensus Statement and the goals outlined in Healthy People 2010. The program aims to help PAs better serve increasingly diverse and vulnerable patient populations and to coach current and future faculty to provide this training.