Camp PathOLogical: An Innovative Summer School Program for High School Students Addressing Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Disease and Related Clinical/Translational Research

Date of Review: February, 2019

Though not aimed at a UME or GME audience, this curriculum from MedEdPORTAL aims to take a novel approach to addressing health disparities. High school students participating in this 5-week course tackle barriers common in their own neighborhoods. This approach provides the skills necessary to overcome the barriers themselves, while also helping to cultivate the next generation of health professionals dedicated to health equity. Strengths include the new approach to solving complex issues, the diversity of educational experiences, and the 5-week time course. Faculty or residents could envision elective rotations dedicated to a similar type of curriculum. — Paul Ravenna, MD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:

jbroski@kumc.edu

Institution:

University of Kansas

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

Kansas City, KC

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:

MedEdPORTAL