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Community Action Poverty Simulation challenges students to rethink poverty’s impact on health

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.


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History of medicine elective course to return in August

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.


Linda Burger, CEO of Jewish Family Service, and Rabbi Steven Morgen of Congregation Beth Yeshurun address McGovern Medical Students during their visit to Jewish Family Service as part of the Sacred Sites of Houston elective course.

Medical students learn about intersections of faith, health as part of elective

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.