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Social Determinants of Health in Medical Education

Dr Swapnil Pawar September 6, 2020 241

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Understanding of social determinants of health is important not only for budding medical professionals but also for medical educators. In this podcast, Dr Mobola Campbell-Yesufu from Northwestern university talks about the need to include this topic in all medical curricula across the globe.

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    Social Determinants of Health in Medical Education
    Dr Swapnil Pawar


This social determinants of health curriculum provide a broad overview of issues of health equity affecting our patients.

The curriculum of social determinants of health consists of three modules (social determinants of health, health disparities and social justice). This curriculum teaches residents how to identify and address these issues that contribute to health disparities. The small group sessions foster peer learning and discussion, and presentations by our social workers provide a unique perspective on interprofessional collaborations to address these issues and to advocate for our patients and their communities.

Further reading –

1. Developing a Community-Centered Curriculum on Social Determinants of Health. Campbell-Yesufu, M. MD, MPH(Author Information)

Academic Medicine: June 2018 РVolume 93 РIssue 6 Рp 818-819 DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002199
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