UB students addressing medical disparities in Buffalo

Published June 11, 2018

A front page article in the Buffalo News looks at UB’s Health in the Neighborhood course, which offers first year students in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences the opportunity to better understand medical disparities and how social determinants can affect people. The article interviews Linda Pessar, a teacher and founder of the course, and director of the Center for Medical Humanities in the Jacobs School. "If you want to learn about the source of that ambivalence and distrust, to discuss what health care providers can do to improve that, you need to go in without your white coat," she said. "How can you trust someone who you feel is clueless about your life?" The article also interviews students enrolled in the course, as well as Buffalo residents who discussed the issues that affect their community.

Read more: http://buffalonews.com/2018/06/10/bridging-buffalos-gap-between-poverty-and-health-care/

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