An Online Learning Community and Course (October 2016 – February 2017)
Thank you for your interest in participating in the Health Care For All Scholars Program. Registration is now closed for all courses offered for the 2016-2017 year.
Over the last few decades the United States has witnessed skyrocketing health care costs and an unacceptably high uninsured population. With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) becoming law, many of these challenges within the US health care system are being addressed. The Health Care for All Scholars Program will provide a training ground for physician leaders – established by students, for students and strives to empower medical students to affect change in medicine.
This program is based on the core principle that everyone should have access to quality and affordable health care, regardless of social and economic factors. In addition to discussing the ACA, the Health Care for All Scholars Program will also examine disparities among groups of health care users and how those disparities impact access and treatment from a variety of viewpoints. Along with building an argument for this perspective, the program will provide Scholars with practical skills and tools to educate their peers and organize advocacy initiatives in their communities. We will accomplish this through discussions with national experts and by studying current initiatives from around the country.
The Scholars Program course will have four main expectations: attendance at the scheduled webinars, completion of pre-webinar readings & comprehension quizzes, regular activity on discussion activities, and completion of a final project. Each of these expectations has been outlined below:
- Attendance: We plan to hold eleven (11) scheduled webinars with experts in their fields. Each webinar will be roughly an hour and never longer than an hour and a half.
- Pre-Webinar Readings & Comprehension Quizzes: Prior to each webinar, appropriate and concise resources will be provided to aid you in familiarization with the topic to be presented. Readings and quizzes should take roughly 45 minutes to one hour. It is not anticipated that the cumulative time commitment for these activities will be more than one hour for each webinar.
- Discussion Boards: Discussion topics will be posted once a month and will be related to the material being examined at that point of the Scholars Program.
- Final Project: The final project will consist of a comprehensive project where scholars will be expected to incorporate aspects of their learning from the Scholars Program.
We expect that the monthly time commitment will be roughly 1 hour for the webinars (there will be a couple of months with two webinars scheduled) and approximately 1-2 hours for the other expectations.
Why will I LOVE this Scholars Program?
Fair and equal access to healthcare is a national priority. This program will help scholars better understand some of the issues impacting healthcare around the United States. Specifically, we will focus on concepts that are impacting the medical community today and into the future. By focusing on legislative changes and the fair access to healthcare services, scholars will be better prepared to treat patients across varied populations. We are going to use a diverse set of methods and discuss the matter with a variety of experts in order to best understand the issues around the access to healthcare for all patients.
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* Non-member fee includes AMSA membership, if applicable