Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


Why Should Medical Students Care about Health Policy?


Rajesh Gupta

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

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."