Residency

Teaching medical residents health policy

Residency Program Insider, June 10, 2016

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 As medical residents receive extensive training on the clinical side of healthcare, they are taught little about health policy. For the past decade, George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Milken Institute School of Public Health have held a fellowship in health policy for medical residents to teach them how health systems work.

Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, a George Washington University professor who leads the program says residency is a good time to begin teaching policy because new physicians are able to see the shortcomings of health systems up close. During the three-week fellowship, residents attend lectures with policy experts and visit health-related agencies, healthcare facilities, Capitol Hill, and the Supreme Court. 

Source: Kaiser Health News



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