Community Health Elective

Community Health Elective (COMMFAM433C) 
Medical Student Elective Course

Population-based health care is becoming increasingly important in addressing health care needs. This elective helps students understand the concepts and practice of community-based and population-based health care. It is a dynamic course whose activities will change based on the Duke/community health projects active at the time. Students are expected to successfully complete the required readings and modules that provide the core knowledge and help build related skills. Students will then apply the knowledge and skills gained while working on community-based program assignments.

The individualized course curriculum optimizes the attainment of the course goals by first providing students with knowledge of the larger context of community health. Students are then challenged to understand and demonstrate, when possible, the specific skills necessary to plan, implement, and assess population-based, patient-centered care programs.

Specific course activities will partially be selected based upon the students' interests and the community health activities occurring at the time of the elective. Interested students should check the registrars' website to determine which semester and sections this elective is offered. To enroll in this course, students must contact Anh Tran, PhD, MPH, Director, Educational Programs, Division of Community Health at least six weeks prior to the start of the course. At that time, Dr. Tran and the student, along with community health programming staff, will plan the specific activities for the community health elective and the requirements for the student’s successful completion of the course.

For more information, contact:

Community Health Electives
Duke University Medical Center
Department of Community and Family Medicine
Division of Community Health
DUMC 104425
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 681-5744
Fax: (919) 613-6899