While some may believe poverty is a stand-alone issue, the complexities and challenges of poverty and its effect on health can’t be ignored. A 2013 survey by The Associated Press found four out of five adults in the U.S. struggle with joblessness, near poverty, or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives. Now, a new program at McGovern Medical School aims to show medical students the realities of poverty through a first-hand simulation.
Medical students looking to enhance their knowledge and perspectives of the history of contemporary medicine are encouraged to enroll in the upcoming “Fundamentals of the history of contemporary medicine” elective course, instructed by Dr. Adan Rios, associate professor of internal medicine.
A group of McGovern Medical School students have been having spiritual experiences of a medical kind, learning about how various religious communities across Houston approach the intersection of faith and healthcare as part of an ongoing elective course sponsored by the John P. McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics.