Public Health Thread

The Public Health curricular thread was developed in response to several trends:

  • Topics relating to emerging epidemics, chronic disease epidemiology, global health, and social determinants of health are highly relevant to physicians and medical students.
  • Public health education is increasingly recognized as an important component of medical education, and integrated public health curricula have been successfully implemented.
  • The Mailman School of Public Health is a premier site of teaching and research, with a broad array of strengths in various public health realms. Located on the same campus as the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the school can be an invaluable resource for P&S students. 

The Public Health thread is designed to provide P&S students with the scaffolding to explicitly identify public health-related curricular content throughout the pre-clinical curriculum, and to incorporate the principles, methods, and overall perspective of public health disciplines during their major clinical year. In these sessions students will learn how public health disciplines relating to the context of care can inform clinical practice, medical decision-making, and research. They will also learn of opportunities to incorporate public health into their training and professional development.

 

Theme

Topic

Location in Curriculum

Phase

Social Determinants of Health

Context of Care: Health Equity (lecture)

Foundations of Clinical Medicine

FND

Social Determinants of Health

Context of Care and Social Determinants

(assignment)

Foundations of Clinical Medicine

FND

Social Determinants of Health

Context of Care: Health Promotion (unit)

Foundations of Clinical Medicine

FND

Epidemiology

Context of Care: Evidence-Based Medicine (unit)

Foundations of Clinical Medicine

FND

Social Determinants of Health

Medicine Away: Social determinants patient write-up (assignment)

Major Clinical Year

MCY

Social Determinants of Health

Primary Care: Social determinants patient write-up (assignment)

Major Clinical Year

MCY

Public Health

Harlem Public Health Commute (unit)

Major Clinical Year

MCY

Public Health

Public Health and Your Career (lecture)

Mechanisms and Practice

M&P

Public Health

Non-Evidence-Based Medicine: the Physician’s Role and Responsibility (lecture)

Mechanisms and Practice

M&P

Public Health

Clinical Research, Global Health, Population Health (assignment)

Scholarly Project

D&I