Opportunities to personally engage with health disparities are interwoven with core learning throughout the preclinical and clinical curriculum, including the following activies:
- The Global Health and Disparities Path of Excellence is an optional, co-curricular set of learning experiences throughout medical school for students who wish to obtain a deeper understanding of health care for vulnerable populations in the United States and in developing countries.
- An elective, mentored clinical clerkship for M4 students who are interested in careers serving the underserved in medicine.
- Health Equity Scholars Program, a student-led initiative, invites students to apply to this unique experience in Detroit to deepen their understanding of issues related to health care access and social justice.
- The Minority Health Symposium (MHS) is an annual week of noon seminars organized by medical student groups and sponsored by the Diversity & Career Development Office.
- Events and lectures sponsored by the National Center for Institutional Diversity and the School of Public Health.
- Hope Outreach is an M4 elective where students work with the Diversity & Career Development Office on various summer outreach programs.
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Faculty in the Medical School and other U-M schools are working on various research topics related to health care disparities. Lucky for us, we get access to them and the most current research out there.