Background The AAMC has called for research exploring causes of health disparities and the value of educating health care providers about population health. Research on best practices for educating medical students about social determinants of health is limited. Methods During academic year 2015–2016, we implemented a required 4-week community health clerkship for all fourth-year medical students at Tulane University not concurrently seeking an MPH. The 15-h classroom component of the course included discussion of reading materials and didactic instruction on social determinants of health, principles of prevention, health dispar- ities, racism, cultural humility, and community health workers’ (CHWs) roles in improving population health. Students also spent 80 h at a community agency doing non-clinical work. In addition to course evaluations, students completed pre-and post-course surveys that included 15 items measuring knowledge and attitudes about patient care and community health on a 4-point Likert scale. Post-course surveys also contained ten open-ended questions. Results Students were highly satisfied with the course. There were significant changes in 11 of 15 items related to knowledge and attitudes about patient care and community health. Students reported better understanding of chronic disease causes, physicians’ roles in health promotion, and the roles of CHWs. Students expressed
Medical Science Educator – Springer Journals
Published: Mar 26, 2018
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