Grant Program: Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
Physician Assistant Training In Primary Care, Physician Assistants
Project Director: Gail S. Marion, PA-C, Ph.D.
Project Co-Director(s): Eleanor Russell, MA and Sonia J. Crandall, Ph.D.
Project Manager: Jennie Koontz, MPA
Project Secretary: Winona Gilbert
This grant addresses three concerns that directly impact patient care:
- Effectively improving student communication with patients
- Expanding Spanish language and cultural competency skills for students and faculty
- Developing current and future PA faculty
The goal is to implement a curriculum at Wake Forest School of Medicine focusing on the needs of Latinos and other minority populations based on the Kalamazoo Consensus Statement and the goals outlined in Healthy People 2010 with the intent of providing a continuity experience to help PAs better serve increasingly diverse and vulnerable patient populations and to coach current and future faculty to provide this training.
- Enhance Communications Curriculum
- Expand Culturally Competent Communication with Latino and Other Vulnerable Populations
- Develop Culturally Sensitive Current and Future PA Faculty
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