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Social Determinants of Health Inequalities

The gross inequalities in health that we see within and between countries present a challenge to the world. That there should be a spread of life expectancy of 48 years...

Structural Violence and Clinical Medicine

Because of contact with patients, physicians readily appreciate that large-scale social forces—racism, gender inequality, poverty, political violence and war, and sometimes the very policies that address them—often determine who falls...

Responding to the Challenge: Population Health Education for Physicians

In this column Dr. Rika Maeshiro created the fine essay on population health education, a crucial topic in academic medicine today. Citation: Maeshiro R. Responding to the challenge: population health education...

Beyond Cultural Competence: Critical Consciousness, Social Justice, and Multicultural Education

In response to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education mandate that medical education must address both the needs of an increasingly diverse society and disparities in health care, medical schools...

Race, Disadvantage and Faculty Experiences in Academic Medicine

Background: Despite compelling reasons to draw on the contributions of under-represented minority (URM) faculty members, US medical schools lack these faculty, particularly in leadership and senior roles. Objective: The study’s...

Increasing Racial/Ethnic Diversity 
in Nursing to Reduce Health Disparities and Achieve Health Equity

As nursing continues to advance health care in the 21st century, the current shift in demographics, coupled with the ongoing disparities in health care and health outcomes, will warrant our...

Improving the Oral Health Status of All Americans: Roles and Responsibilities of Academic Dental Institutions

Academic dental institutions are the fundamental underpinning of the nation’s oral health. Education, research, and patient care are the cornerstones of academic dentistry that form the foundation upon which the...

Innovative Health Care Disparities Curriculum for Incoming Medical Students

Purpose: 1) To pilot a health disparities curriculum for incoming first year medical students and evaluate changes in knowledge. 2) To help students become aware of personal biases regarding racial...

Service-learning Community-campus Partnerships for Health Professions Education

In 1995, the Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation (HPSISN) program was launched under the auspices of the Pew Health Professions Commission as a national demonstration of an innovative form of community-based education called...

Does Community-based Experience Alter Career Preference

New Evidence from a Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Study of Undergraduate Medical Students Context: Previous studies have shown that most medical students want a hospital-based career, but the protagonists of community-based...