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Urban Underserved Pathway (U2P)

Do you have an interest in primary care, health equity, and a passion for caring for our cities’ underserved patients? If so, the Urban Underserved Pathway (U²P) may be right for you. The U2P is the first programmatic offering under the larger CU2RE Program, a federally funded initiative designed to expand the number of students trained in family medicine, and primary care generally. Participants will have numerous opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge, and expertise to care for underserved patients. In addition to population health management, service-learning and advocacy projects, students will have opportunities for publications and presentations at local and national conferences.

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  • Opportunities and Benefits
    • A consistent community-health faculty mentor
    • Early hands-on clinical experience, including telemedicine 
    • Enhanced curriculum on social determinants of health and caring for vulnerable patient populations 
    • Enriched training on practice transformation and value-based healthcare 
    • Specialized curriculum on healthy lifestyles including physical activity, nutrition, sleep, and behavior change
    • Engagment in a scholarly project and access to the Alabama Practice Based Research Network 
    • Access to scholarship funding to attend and present at state, regional or national meetings in primary care
    • Semi-annual programming on leadership and professional development 
    • Service learning with urban underserved patient populations
  • Modules
    • American Dream vs. American Reality: Social determinants of health/health equity 
    • Crossed Wires: Cultural Humility, Bias, and Language Barriers 
    • Race is a Social Construct: Race and Racism in Healthcare 
    • Teach a Person to Fish: Motivational Interviewing/Behavior Change; Substance Use Disorders
    • Trauma Informed Care: When Scrub Cap Becomes Detective Hat: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Chronic Stress; Intimate Partner Violence; and Sex Trafficking 
    • American Health Policy for Vulnerable Populations: The Safety Net of Medicaid, Medicare, and FQHCs
    • More for Less for More: Practice Transformation and Improving Outcomes for ALL
    • Bridging the Digital Divide: Telehealth and PC
    • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Interprofessional Education and Collaboration
  • Four-year Curriculum Overview
    Four-year Curriculum Overview

Contact

Jill Marsh

Jill Marsh, M.D.
Program Director 
jillmarsh@uabmc.edu

 

 

 

 

CU2RE Is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $7.5 million with 10% financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.