Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research Stanford University


Publications




Why Should Medical Students Care about Health Policy?

Commentary

Author
Rajesh Gupta

Published by
Public Library of Science - Medicine, Vol. 3 no. 10
2006


As the practice of medicine becomes increasingly influenced by political, economic, and social policies, it is crucial that medical students become well versed in this expanded vision of "health policy." However, the current medical curriculum at nearly all medical schools contains very little formal education and training in this area. In this Student Forum, I argue for improvement in medical education, to cultivate future "physician/policy scientists."