This program is for students who are committed to the improvement of the healthcare system or improving the non-biological determinants of health through advocacy. In order to be successful, a student must identify and address a social, environmental or policy issue that serves as a barrier to the health of a defined population at the regional, national or international level. With mentored guidance, the students will investigate an approach to the problem, carry out field work to demonstrate advocacy and write a thesis outlining the project and the rationale for the advocacy actions that are necessary.
For more information on the M.D. with Distinction in Advocacy track, contact
Dr. Andrew Coates.