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M.D. with Distinction

M.D. with Distinction in Advocacy (MDDA)


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.

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