First-year medical students
discuss the Health in the Neighborhood course at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
and their experiences learning about health care disparities directly from those who are experiencing them in Buffalo. “In order to the learn from the community, it is important to engage as listeners and learners,” said Linda F. Pessar, MD
, founder of the course and professor emeritus of psychiatry
. The story focused on the national attention it’s drawing from the American Medical Association. “It’s important to have an organization like the AMA be involved in what we’re doing because they have a lot of influence,” said Lisa Jane Jacobsen, MD
, associate dean of medical curriculum.