Welcome to the Black Health Justice Pathway!
Provide a curriculum that highlights the systemic oppression of Black people and its resulting socioeconomic and health sequelae. Provide medical students with the foundational knowledge to assess health inequities through a critical lens. Provide medical students with tools to advocate for health equity within the UWSOM, in Black communities throughout WWAMI, and in their future practices as physicians.
Learning Goals & Objectives
Provide a history of the Black population and the systemic racism that has led to their oppression.
Pathway Requirements Overview
1. Core Course
FAMED 525 African American Health and Health Disparities (1 credit).
2. Online modules via Canvas page
Access to Healthcare and Cycles of Dehumanization (Powerpoint Presentation)
3. Completion of one other non-clinical elective with content pertinent to Black health issues.
o FAMED 526: Community Focused Urban Health: Determinants Disparities, and Equity (1) W
1. (To be named) clerkship. Third and fourth year medical students will provide healthcare delivery to Black communities at an urban healthcare facility for four weeks (8-12 credits).
SERVICE LEARNING, ADVOCACY, COMMUNITY SERVICE OR ENGAGEMENT
Pathway students must complete 36 hours of service learning, advocacy, community service and/or engagement in Black communities. Students will be encouraged to work with historically Black organizations to explore the histories and current work surrounding health disparities in our local communities.
Students must complete a scholarly project with a Black health focus. III projects completed within the context of RUOP at urban underserved sites automatically qualify for credit. III projects completed in other ways (i.e., MSRTP project) can be given credit if the topic is related to issues or if permission is granted by the Pathway Director. Students completing a project outside of the context of III may work with local grassroots organizations focused on serving the Black community.
If interested in the Black Health Justice Pathway, please contact Holly Kennison at SAL20@uw.edu