Welcome to the Primary Care & Population Health Scholars Program Website!

PCPH Scholars Talk 4-18-14 1The Primary Care and Population Health (PCPH) Scholars is a longitudinal program for medical students who are interested in practicing cost-effective, high-quality primary care as part of a larger vision of improving the health of populations. In addition to this unique blending of primary care and public health concepts, the program helps students build skills in research, writing, and leadership.

The PCPH Scholars Program  is led by Anthony Viera, MD, MPH, and Lisa Slatt, MEd, with the help of a multidisciplinary committee consisting of faculty members from the School of Medicine and the Gillings School of Global Public Health.

This is a voluntary program which starts in first year.  Students will receive elective credit for successfully completing the program’s components.  Obtaining a masters in public health [MPH] is encouraged.  Added benefits of the program include early assurance into the Health Care and Prevention MPH program, provided good standing is maintained in the School of Medicine and other application requirements are met, and travel funds to attend a conference. (View Info PowerPoint HERE, Brochure HERE)

2014-2015 PCPH Scholars Seminar Series


3/23/15: Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH - "Gun Permits," Room 284, Family Medicine Building

4/20/15: Sam Weir, MD: "Patient Centered Medical Homes and ACAs," Room 284, Family Medicine Building

5/5/15: Preparing for Clerkship Teaching Workshop, Bondurant G010 (2014 Students)

5/19/15: Erin Fraher, PhD: "Health Professions Workforce Needs for NC and the Policy Implications," TBD

Past Speaker Series:

9/10/14: Anthony Viera, MD, MPH - "Writing and Presentation of Scholarly Projects," Robert Bashford, MD - "Rural Underserved Scholars Program." Room 284, Family Medicine Building

10/21/14: Deborah Porterfield, MD, MPH - "Preventive Medicine," Bondurant 1074

11/13/14: Gayatri Ankem, MPH - "Medical Advocates for Healthy Air," 2005 Michael Hooker Research Center, School of Public Health

11/25/14: PCPH Scholars Interest Meeting - Open to all First-Year UNC Med Students. Lunch is provided! Bondurant 2035

1/13/15: Richard Wardrop, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACP - "High Value Care," Bondurant 1074

1/22/15: 2015 PCPH Scholars Orientation

2/23/15: Jessica Pepper, PhD & Kurt Ribisl, PhD - "E-Cigarettes," 3005 Michael Hooker Research Center, School of Public Health