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Faculty and Student Development

Faculty and Student Development

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The Faculty and Student Development Program of the Maya Angelou Center on Health Equity (MACHE) aims to foster career development of minority faculty and students at Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) and increasing the number of College and Pre-College minority students who join health care careers with the overarching purpose of advancing equity of health care for underserved and vulnerable populations.

This will be accomplished by: 

  • Collaborating with partners within and external to WFSM to increase awareness of health career opportunities among minority students at all levels of schooling and facilitate mentoring for academic success and career development of enrolled minority students at WFSM
  • Collaborating with the leadership and faculty of WFSM to increase the number of minority faculty at senior levels and in leadership positions. This mission will be accomplished by creation of a mentoring program for minority faculty and to help in recruitment efforts to increase diversity within the faculty of WFSM.


Healthy Disparities Policy Internship

The Health Policy and Administration Program of Wake Forest University and the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity of the Wake Forest School of Medicine are pleased to announce the formation of a Health Disparities Policy Internship.  The internship is specifically designed for undergraduate students at Wake Forest University who have an interest in understanding racial and ethnic health and health care disparities, the social determinants of health, and the influence of health policies in addressing these disparities.

Students will adhere to the traditional requirements for completing the student internship in the Health Policy and Administration program (see attached).  However, during the Internship, students will be assigned to a faculty member of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity to participate in a health policy project related to health disparities.  It is anticipated that the student will complete at least one abstract, presentation or peer-reviewed publication as a requirement for the internship.  Written evaluations of the Internship will be required by the students by their faculty mentors.

For more information, please contact:

Michael Lawlor
Professor of Economics
Director, Health Policy and Administration Program
Wake Forest University

Student Eligibility Requirements for Internships
Internship Final Paper Requirements
Information for Sponsors of Student Internships


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Last Updated: 06-01-2016
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