Des Moines University

Innovations in Health Professions Education Series: Enhancing Health Equity, Quality and Safety via Training at Community Health Centers - The SOMA Experience

Tuesday, June 15 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm


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Session Description:

Dr. Schwartz will describe the communitarian principles and curricular choices that accompanied the founding, development, and expansion of an Osteopathic Medical school established to train at and for Community Health Centers. Teaching over a distributed network with synchronous and asynchronous content delivery and early clinical immersion will be described.  Expect a frank discussion of strengths, weaknesses, barriers and solutions. 


Nehad El-Sawi, PhD

Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation and Enhancement


Frederic N. Schwartz, DO, FACOFP

Professor of Family Medicine

Senior Advisor to the Dean


A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona

Event Type

Training and Workshops

Target Audience

Faculty & Staff


Center for Educational Enhancement (CEE)

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