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R I Med J (2013). 2014 Sep 2;97(9):36-9.

Future health disparity initiatives at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

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1
Student at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI.
2
Director of Preclinical Curriculum, Office of Medical Education, the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI.
3
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Office of Medical Education, the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI.
4
Director, Office of Medical Education, the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI.
5
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, and Office of Medical Education, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI.

Abstract

As the United States embarks on health care reform through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to practice medicine will change. Education centered on health disparities and social determinants of health will become increasingly more important as 32 million Americans receive coverage through the ACA. In this paper, we describe future initiatives at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in training medical students on health disparities and social determinants of health through mechanisms such as the Primary Care-Population Medicine Program, the Rhode Island Area Health Education Center, the Scholarly Concentration program and other mechanisms.

KEYWORDS:

Curriculum; Education, medical, undergraduate; Students, medical; health disparities; social determinants of health

PMID:
25181745
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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