The Path of Distinction in Public Health Learning Community is a group of public health interested Phase 2 and 3 medical students at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
This group comes together at learning community meetings as an opportunity to learn more about a breadth of public health topics both in terms of didactics and applied skills. The Path of Distinction in Public Health Learning Community meets at least six times a year. Meetings are facilitated in a way to include the statewide campus.
The ultimate goals of these meetings and of the learning community are to support a cohort of future physician leaders skilled in the following:
- Public health leadership and systems-based thinking
- Scientific communication
- Community engagement
- Cultural humility
- Integration of public health into clinical practice
Participation in the Path of Distinction in Public Health Learning Community is an opportunity to meet consistently and build community with other like-minded students. It is expected that PoD-PH students consistently attend all learning community sessions as they are able. Remote access is available for those in the statewide campus.
- Lead or co-lead 1 learning community session before graduation
- Attend 1 learning community session in Phase 2
- Attend 3 learning community sessions in Phase 3
Learning session criteria
Each meeting will be approximately 2-4 hours and agenda items will differ based on topic. Below are examples.
- Panel discussion
- Skill builder
- Journal article discussion
- Discussion on public health topics in the news