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Department of Family and Community Medicine and St. Michael’s Academic Family Health Team

SDOH education

Our department has a strong commitment to providing education on the social determinants of health to medical, nursing, and allied health professionals during their training and through continuing education during their careers.

Our faculty members have been involved in designing and teaching curriculum on the social determinants of health for medical students, residents, practicing family physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers.

Highlights include:

  • Our staff physicians developed and lead a workshop on Treating Poverty for family physicians

  • Our staff physicians developed two workshops on social interventions that are part of the core 3rd and 4th year curriculum for University of Toronto medical students

  • Medical students develop an advocacy project focused on the social needs of patients who are adversely affected by social inequities

  • Our medical students engage in a mandatory clinical experience in a homeless service setting

  • We offer extremely popular medical student and resident elective experiences in inner city health and homelessness and health

  • Members provide dozens of presentations every year to medical, academic and other audiences on our work on health equity and the social determinants of health