Dr. Molly Benedum is a board-certified family physician and core faculty member. Born in Milwaukee, WI, she moved to Winston-Salem, NC in grade school and is now proud to call the Carolinas home. She received her Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in biology from Furman University, and then went on to earn her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her family medicine residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. During residency, she discovered a love for medical student and resident education, and was awarded the Resident Teacher Award by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Dr. Benedum is passionate about excellence in undergraduate and graduate medical education with a focus on shaping the next generation of primary care physicians.
Dr. Benedum joined the faculty at GHS in 2014. She cultivates strong interests in women’s, adolescent, and reproductive health, with special focuses on group visits for prenatal and well-child care, as well as care for diverse and underserved populations including work with the LGBT community and with the free clinic. She has a particular teaching interest in medical student education. She teaches a first-year clinical reasoning class at the medical school, as well as acting as a mentor and advisor for medical students and supervising students on their clerkships. She also has interests in evidence-based medicine, health care policy and innovations in primary care.
Dr. Benedum is passionate about excellence in undergraduate and graduate medical education with a focus on shaping the next generation of primary care physicians. She was recently awarded the Golden Peach Award for Excellence in M3 education, and she is currently completing a faculty development fellowship at UNC.