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)

2015-2016 PCPH Scholars Seminar Series (Upcoming):

9/28/15: Mark Gwynne, DO - "Medical Informatics as a Key to Population Health Management," Room 284, Family Medicine Building
11/12/15: Adam Zolotor, MD, MPH -  "An Update from the NC Institute of Medicine," Room 284, Family Medicine Building

December 2015: Primary Care Panel
January 2016: Crystal Cene, MD, MPH - "Health Disparities"
February 2016:  Clinical Learning and Patient Teaching Workshop

9/1/15: Anthony Viera, MD, MPH - "Writing and Presentation of Scholarly Projects."  Room 284, Family Medicine Building 
5/19/15: Erin Fraher, PhD: "Health Professions Workforce Needs for NC and the Policy Implications," Room 284, Family Medicine Buliding
4/20/15: Sam Weir, MD: "Patient Centered Medical Homes and ACAs," Room 284, Family Medicine Building
3/23/15: Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH - "Gun Permits," Room 284, Family Medicine Building
2/23/15: Jessica Pepper, PhD & Kurt Ribisl, PhD - "E-Cigarettes," 3005 Michael Hooker Research Center, School of Public Health
1/22/15: 2015 PCPH Scholars Orientation - Sue Tolleson-Rinehart, PhD - "The Affordable Care Act"
11/25/14: PCPH Scholars Interest Meeting - Open to all First-Year UNC Med Students. Lunch is provided! Bondurant 2035

2014-2015 PCPH Scholars Seminar Series
5/6/15: Clinical Learning and Patient Teaching Workshop
1/13/15: Richard Wardrop, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACP - "High Value Care"
11/13/14: Gayatri Ankem, MPH - "Medical Advocates for Healthy Air"
10/21/14: Deborah Porterfield, MD, MPH - "Preventive Medicine"
9/10/15: Anthony Viera, MD, MPH, Robert Bashford, MD - Scholarly Projects, Rural Scholars Program
5/19/15: Warren Newton, MD, MPH - "Cost, Quality, and Outcomes: An Overview"
4/28/14: Anissa Vines, PhD - "Health Disparities"
3/27/14: Laura Linnan, ScD - "Building Community Collaborations and An Academic Career: Lessons from the North Carolina BEAUTY and Health Project"
2/18/14: Sam Weir, MD, MPH - "Patient Centered Medical Home and Accountable Care Organizations"
1/30/14: 2014 PCPH Scholars Orientation