Joined January 2016
A.T. Still University's School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers, is pioneering a total-immersion-training model.
Students are embedded in 12 urban and rural community health centers for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th years of their undergraduate medical education. They conduct needs assessments and perform community-based research, quality improvement projects or service projects that recognize the local social and economic determinants of health.
2019 spring consortium meeting
Poster presented: Master Adaptive Learning and Lifestyle Medicine for Community Health Settings (PDF)
Need/gap addressed: How and to what extent (a) does our distributed, immersive training model shape MAL skills and (b) does this training model positively affect the formation of professional identity as humanitarian physicians?
Principal investigator: Joy H. Lewis, DO, PhD
Professor, chair of public health, and director, practice-based research