We’ve invested deeply in educating health professionals on our issues—health, racial, and social inequities, climate crisis, toxics, and nuclear weapons abolition—through dozens of presentations at medical schools, hospitals, and community events. We’ve also launched a new student internship to mentor and train young health professionals in leadership and policy advocacy.
To learn more about how to join our education efforts, please visit our Volunteer page.
MEDICAL SCHOOL CURRICULUM
Our members spearheaded the initial environmental health curriculum at the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford medical schools which has now grown to include many more faculty and students nationwide. These efforts include environmental health electives, student projects, and the ultimate goal of interweaving environmental health throughout the entire national medical school curriculum. Toward that goal, SF Bay PSR members mentored several of the students who launched the Planetary Health Report Card, a tool designed to encourage medical schools to include environmental health in their curriculum.
SF Bay PSR members are dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the public such as courses, webinars, and panel discussions. Most recently, members developed and implemented the mini-medical school course for the public at UCSF, now available online, The Health Emergency of Climate Change.