Preparing Doctors in Training for Health Activist Roles: A Cross-Institutional Community Organizing Workshop for Incoming Medical Residents

Date of Review: May, 2022

This is a single session interactive module teaching the principles of advocacy and community organizing. The material is broad with defining leadership and organizing principles. The content includes a skill based focus on using narrative to help organize people to create change. The material is very well organized and can be used with reasonable ease by another institution to adapt. The outcomes are tier 1 level education with learner attitude only. –Aashish Didwania, MD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:


Center for Health Equity Education and Advocacy, Cambridge Health Alliance; Instructor of Medicine, Part-time, Harvard Medical School; Medical Officer-Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Northern Navajo Medical Center

Where was the Curriculum Implemented:

Boston, MA

Clinical Specialty

Family and Community Medicine, Internal Medicine

Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Learner Satisfaction or reaction

Self-reported learner attitude

Outcome and Study Design:

Post only

Level of Learner Assessment

Appreciation of content/attitude assessment (self-reflection, blogging with rubric)

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