All students at UT Southwestern, including MS2s, MS3s, and MS4s, are eligible to join the enrichment elective ENRH159: Patient Navigation for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness. Please contact the UT Southwestern Office of Medical Education to register. In order to apply to the PNP Fellowship, please see details below.

APPLICATION OPEN: 8/8/20 - 8/31/20 (CLOSED)


Are you interested in addressing health disparities, actively applying public health principles, and working directly with underserved communities? The Patient Navigator Program (PNP) allows students the opportunity to create a meaningful and sustainable impact in the community. As a PNP fellow, you will provide individualized support to patients experiencing homelessness who are trying to navigate the complex and overwhelming healthcare system in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Eligibility Requirements for PNP Fellowship

  • Must be a medical or graduate student in Dallas

    • If you are a medical student at UT Southwestern, you must be an MS1​

    • Graduate students in any of the following programs are encouraged to apply: Physician Assistant, nursing, public health, social work, and all other schools of health professions

  • Must be enrolled during the time period of September 2020 - December 2021

Patient Navigation for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness – The Virtual Elective 

If you would like to become a Navigation Fellow, you must first complete an educational course to learn essential skills.  The course is called ENRH 159: Patient Navigation for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness, and it will run from September 1, 2020 to Dec. 1, 2020. All course lectures will be conducted via Zoom. The course consists of a total of seven 2-hour seminars and a group-made navigation tool. Completion of this course is required in order to become a PNP Fellow. Enrollment of the course is open to UTSW and non-UTSW affiliated students. For answers to questions regarding the elective or the fellowship, contact the PNP at

PNP Fellowship time commitment*

September - December 2020:

  • Online ENRH159 elective course: 12 hours total

  • These sessions will be held every other Tuesday at 6pm

January 2021 - December 2021:

  • Suggested interaction time with client: 1 hour per week

  • Team meetings: 1 hour per month

  • Clinic time: 6.5 hours total per year

*The PNP schedule contains built-in flexibility for students who are going into rotation in Fall 2021 or are not available during the summer.

Questions? Email or one of our team leaders!



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