Explore methods for community engagement while exploring the social mission of medicine and social power structures. Participants in this program will also gain skills in community organizing and preparation for a career as a physician-advocate. Throughout the course, participants will develop an project focused on a proposed piece of legislation in order to apply the skills they are learning. Committed time for reflection will allow participants to develop a deep understanding of how they will engage with their community as a physician and what advocacy means to them.
Start Date: January 16, 2024
End Date: May 1, 2024
Meeting Times: Wednesdays, Bi- Weekly 8pm EST
Why will I LOVE this Program?
This course will be extremely hands-on. We’ll explore issues from a patient-centered perspective and get our hands dirty with data. For an hour a week, we’ll get to interact with the experts — those with lived experiences and the health professionals who work with these issues day in and day out. You’ll grow as a person, you’ll grow as an aspiring health professional, and you’ll grow as an advocate for a fair and just distribution of healthcare in our society.