Posted: April 2, 2020

Faith-Based Partnerships in Graduate Medical Education: The Experience of the Morehouse School of Medicine Public Health/Preventive Medicine Residency Program


This article describes the partnerships between the Morehouse School of Medicine's Public Health/Preventive Medicine Residency Program (PH/PMR) and faith-based organizations to provide resident education and opportunities for community engagement and service. Resident activities include a 2-year, longitudinal community practicum experience with a faith-based organization, during which residents conduct a community health needs assessment at the organization and design a health intervention to addresses the identified needs. This article is part of the October, 2011 Supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, "Patients and Populations: Public Health in Medical Education." The supplement is based on the September 2010 conference of the same name that drew more than 190 medical and public health educators and public health practitioners from the U.S. and Canada. Publication of the Supplement was supported by the cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).


Beverly Taylor, MD, Morehouse School of Medicine
Ayanna Buckner, MD, MPH, Morehouse School of Medicine
Daniel S. Blumenthal, MD, MPH, Morehouse School of Medicine
Carla Durham Walker, MA, Morehouse School of Medicine

Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)


Systems Based Practice

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous

Instructional Method(s)



Public Health, Health Equity Research, Preventive Medicine, Residency Program