The Crossroads of Health Policy and Academic Medicine: An Early Introduction to Health Policy Skills to Facilitate Change

Date of Review: August, 2019

Excellent educational curriculum from MedEdPORTAL on how health policy can be merged with medical education training and directed towards equity and disparities. The power point, cases and guide are fantastic. It is a manageable 65 minute workshop. The small group activity to use the worksheet to draft out in a policy framework how they would tackle one of four topics is great. Its weakness is that its really a starter course for students and residents to understand how do policy. If it provides clarity and motivation even for a few, its a success. They did not study any hard outcomes like behavior change or if students months to years later were going down a path of policy work.  –Aashish Didwania, MD, NCEAS


SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Albany Medical College, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Where was the Curriculum Implemented:

National Conferences

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Relevant Specialty:

Emergency Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, Internal Medicine, OBGYN/Women’s Health, and Pediatrics

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Learner Satisfaction or reaction

Self-reported learner attitude

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Level of Learner Assessment:

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

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