The program has been designed to provide health equity education and training opportunities to medical students, graduate students, and medical residents who are part of the Wake Forest School of Medicine system. The program will focus on experiences to gain further knowledge regarding health disparities, health policy, social determinants of health, and the care of vulnerable populations. This training will also engage participants in the planning and development of effective solutions to address health inequities presented in the curriculum.
Participants will be prepared to integrate an understanding of the social, cultural, and other non-medical factors that influence health outcomes for patients into their professional work.
Participants will meet monthly for interactive group sessions on topical issues in Health Equity. They will also be responsible for self-study modules that will be discussed at the session. A capstone project conducted with a community partner mentored by one of the certificate faculty is a requirement of the program.