LEAH Medicine Fellow Year 3

Laura Burkhart received her Bachelors of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma in 2007. She attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and graduated in 2011. She completed her Family Medicine Residency training through Texas A&M in Corpus Christi, TX in 2014.

Training goals: 


1. Expand research proficiency in ways that will advance patient care.
2. Broaden knowledge base and clinical skills in order to better serve both as a clinician and advocate for the adolescent patients and their families.
3. Develop a public health experience to influence both domestic and international settings to meet the needs of the adolescent within the health system.
4. Participate in Provider education specifically within the Family Medicine domain to positively impact the relationship of the clinician and adolescent patient
Interests & Projects : 

Laura’s interests include family planning and reproductive health education in limited resource areas. Her other interests include Healthcare Provider Education to help promote a connection with and improve care for the adolescent community. Her most recent project has focused on the improvement of the contraception curriculum in Family Medicine Residents in Faith Based Institutions.