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Presented on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 11:30-12:30 (CST)

Given the importance of the social determinants of health (SDOH) in driving health outcomes and inequities in population health, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education has recognized the need to provide SDOH training during undergraduate medical education since 2016. During this time, there has been progress towards integrating SDOH education with most medical schools offering some type of curricula as a part of formal training. Though the exact type of curricula varies greatly and has evolved beyond lectures to include simulations, needs assessments, community engagement and a variety of activities aimed at placing the learner in the shoes of the patient, we need as many tools as possible in the ever-expanding toolkit to engage our students in new ways

During this webinar we discussed:

  • Review the literature underpinning the value of incorporating lived experience panels in health professions education
  • Discuss our experience of implementing lived experience panels in undergraduate medical education
  • Examine strategies for successful implementation including overcoming common challenges

Presented by:

Premal Patel MD, MSC, FACP

Dr. Premal Patel is an Associate Professor and Clinician Educator in the Department of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). She earned an MD degree from UTMB and completed her Residency and Internship from the Warren Alpert School of Brown University. She has received accreditation though the American Academy of HIV Medicine as an HIV Specialist. She also holds a master’s degree in Human Rights from the London School of Economics. Her scholarly work has focused on HIV primary care, social determinants of health, LGBTQI+ care, and innovations in clinical skills development in medical education.  This work has earned her a regional and national reputation as an expert in the integration of issues such as poverty, racism, and health inequities into the medical curriculum.  She is also a Faculty Osler Scholar in the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine and has received several awards and honors for her work in curriculum development, individual teaching, educational scholarship, and student group mentorship.

Nadia Ahmed, MD

Dr. Nadia Ahmed is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) with a focus on community medicine and medical education. In this role, she cares for patients in community safety net clinics and is heavily involved in undergraduate medical education. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Texas at Dallas. She earned her medical degree, completed internal medicine residency, and a chief resident year all at UTMB. Currently, she serves as co-director of the “Mindfully Evolving, Thriving and Advocating (META)” course, which motivates first-year medical students to adopt a holistic view of care while appreciating the role that determinants of health such as poverty, class, and racism play in health systems.


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