A community health worker-led rotation to train medical students in the social determinants of health

J Health Care Poor Underserved

Medical students often lack training in understanding and addressing the social determinants that shape the health of high-risk populations. We describe a novel clinical elective rotation in which fourth-year medical students served as apprentices to community health workers in order to develop community engagement skills and cultural humility.

Kangovi S, Carter T, Smith RA, DeLisser HM. A community health worker-led rotation to train medical students in the social determinants of health. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2018;29(2):581-590.PMID: 29805124. DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2018.0042.

Publication Year: 
2018
Resource Type: 
Peer Reviewed Research
Study Design: 
Other Study Design
Population: 
Health Care Professionals
Screening Research: 
No