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Teaching to Transform

Michael Westerhaus, MD, MA, 2019 Macy Faculty Scholar, shares how he is working to deepen our understanding of how teaching social medicine transforms teachers, students, and communities.
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2020: A New Decade with New Opportunities

This past year held both triumphant, joyful moments as well as troubling events. Holly Humphrey looks forward into the new decade at how health professionals and the institutions who train them have the...
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Why We Need More Hispanic Doctors

More than 18% of people in the United States are Hispanic, yet only 5% of U.S. doctors are Hispanic. We need a health care workforce that is diverse, that looks like and has had experiences like the public it serves.
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New Research Q&A: Creating Safe and Effective Implicit Bias Training

We spoke with 2016 Macy Faculty Scholar and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Cristina Gonzalez, MD, MEd about her research and challenges of training students on implicit bias.
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Social Determinants of Health: A required curriculum

As our healthcare system changes to a model that promotes not only treating and curing disease but preventing illness in the first place, doctors must be prepared to keep their patients healthy.
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New Research Q&A: Why Do We Use Different Language to Describe Male and Female Teachers?

We spoke with 2018 Macy Faculty Scholar and Associate Dean of Faculty Development at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, C. Jessica Dine, MD, about her recently published a paper in JAMA...
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Addressing the Next Patient Safety Emergency: Health Inequity

Social Medicine Consortium co-founder and Harvard Medical School assistant professor, Michelle Morse, MD, MPH, spoke to us about the importance of social medicine, its connection to health equity, and what medical...