1) Offers programming, service-learning, and training to all medical students at BUSM, including panel discussions, talks, and multiple formal elective courses.
2) Operates a longitudinal educational track spanning MS I-IV or students interested in workingwith greater depth in medical advocacy. This track involves participation in (1) the general BUATP elective, The Spectrum of Physician Advocacy, (2) additional focused training with MDs, JDs, and law-students on using advocacy to directly influence the health of patients and their communities in the 2nd year, (3) clerkship-specific online teaching modules during the 3rd year,and (4) an elective in clinical advocacy for 4th year students. For a limited number of students, funding is available to pursue research in medical advocacy between MS I and II.
3) Advances medical advocacy as a professional responsibility and academic discipline, i.e. through publication in peer-reviewed journals.
4) Executes and advises on medical advocacy projects that positively impact the health of ourpatients and the communities we serve.