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David Margolius is a fourth-year medical student at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Between his third and fourth years of medical school, Margolius was a research fellow at the Center for Excellence in Primary Care at the University of California, San Francisco. In this role, he had three primary responsibilities: he was project director for a study evaluating a novel way to treat hypertension in primary care; he trained medical assistants, clerical staff, and nurses to be health coaches and panel managers; and he worked as a clinic coach to help primary care teams to improve quality, access, and clinic flow. With his mentor, Dr. Thomas Bodenheimer, director of the center, he published an article in the “Reinventing Primary Care” issue of Health Affairs; the article described a new model of primary care that uses a team-based and population-based approach. Mr. Margolius is currently applying to primary care residency programs in internal medicine.