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Medicine and Society


K​ey Areas of Study

  • Health Policy
  • Medical Economics
  • Health Care Systems
  • Physicians in Society
  • Contemporary Issues in Health and Health Care

Medicine and Society Goals (PDF with objectives​)​:

  • Graduates will have an understanding of the social determinants of health and their impact on the expression of individual and community health.
  • Graduates will be able to illustrate a broad map of the components of healthcare systems.
  • Graduates will recognize challenges to safety and quality through the integration of those components.
  • Graduates will be able to relate the role of health care policy in achieving community and population health.
  • Graduates will develop a basic vocabulary in healthcare economics, and use it to analyze the provider’s role in healthcare costs and health policy.