Primary Care Track
The University of Maryland School of Medicine started a new Primary Care Track in August 2012 for incoming first-year medical students as a collaborative program of the Family and Community Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics departments. With the recently awarded five-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), lead investigator Dr. Richard Colgan (Family Medicine), and co-investigators Drs. Linda Lewin (Pediatrics) and Nikkita Southall (Internal Medicine) put together an ambitious academic program.
The program introduces all students to primary care role models early in medical school and offers a longitudinal experience in primary care in rural and urban underserved communities to interested students, to increase the number of UMD medical students who choose primary care careers in these communities.
Maryland Rural Health Infrastructure Initiative
University of Maryland faculty are leading the way in developing education and access to care in the most rural and underserved areas in the state of Maryland. The Maryland Rural Health Infrastructure Initiative is a partnership between the University of Maryland and the Maryland State Health Department.