The goal of Physician and Society II (PAS II) is to help shape medical students understanding of their world beyond the typical clinical setting and the interaction between the practice of medicine and real life events. This course is only a starting point for medical students to see professional possibilities in a much broader local, national and global context. Through experiential case studies and discussion topics, students will interact with faculty and peers as they study contemporary health issues impacting the delivery of healthcare in the United States and throughout the world. Topics include: disease prevention and the importance to model healthy lifestyles and behaviors, health policy and healthcare reform, patient safety, legal issues including, confidentiality, EMR, malpractice, depositions, fraud and abuse, the healthcare providers’ role in natural and manmade disasters and finally opportunities for healthcare providers to practice medicine globally.
Contemporary Health Care Issues and Health Policy