Medical Degree, Howard University College of Medicine
Undergrad, University of Kansas
Cara Smith, MD developed her interest in health equity policy as an undergraduate at the University of Kansas. Through her experience with the University’s Work Group for Community Health and Development, she walked blocks in Kansas City neighborhoods to evaluate social determinants of health. She earned her medical degree at the Howard University College of Medicine, where she was mentored by amazing family doctors who deeply understood their patients’ health-related social needs, and she was inspired to follow their lead into family and community medicine. She recently completed her family medicine residency with a concentration in health systems leadership at the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency in Massachusetts.