Health Policy Elective Curriculum

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Health Policy Elective Mission

Train well informed physicians who can advocate for the interests of their patients and their communities and engage as leaders in health care policy and reform.

Curriculum Requirements

The Health Care Policy Elective may be taken as a full 18 month longitudinal course or as an abbreviated 12 month course. Participants may choose either option depending on the available time and level of interest.

To obtain a  completion diploma for the full length course, residents must complete the following:

1)   12 core lectures and associated assessments

Health Policy Intro
History of US Health Policy
Health Economics
Medicare
Medicaid
Private insurance
ACA
Maryland State Health Policy
SDOH and Health Disparities
Research
Quality of Care
Comparative Systems

2)   4 optional lectures and associated assessments

3)   4 outside activities

4)   Final project

To obtain a completion diploma for the abbreviated course, residents must complete the following:

1)   10 core lectures and associated assessments

Health Policy Intro
History of US Health Policy
Health Economics
Medicare
Medicaid
Private insurance
ACA
Maryland State Health Policy
SDOH and Health Disparities
Research

2)   2 optional lectures and associated assessments

3)   2 outside activities

Core lectures: Introduction to Health Policy, History of Health Policy in the United States, Economics of American Healthcare, Basics of Medicare, Basics of Medicaid, Introduction to the Private Insurance System, The Affordable Care Act, Maryland State Health Policy, Health Disparities and Social Determinants of Health, Research, Quality of Care, and Comparative Systems.

Optional Lectures: Mental Health, Aging and End of Life Care, International Health Policy, Public Health Preparedness, Bardach Framework to Develop Policy, Medical Ethics, Environmental Health, Population Health, Primary Care and Prevention Health, Medical Education and Workforce, Health Information Technology, Health Policy and US Politics, Maternal and Child Health, Health Law, The Health System and the Medical Industrial Complex: Trends, Health Policy impact on Emergency Medicine, New courses added ad lib.

Assessments: An assessment is included for all lectures in the form of a short answer question. Responses should be brief, usually limited to 1 paragraph in length.

Outside Activities: Baltimore Washington Transforming Health Policy Forum (Quarterly), ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference, AAEM Advocacy Day, Social Medicine Group activity, Maryland ACEP Advocacy Events, UMEM HP Elective Learning Day, Lunch and Learn Events with Invited Speakers, Resident organized activity, Others added on HP Calendar

Final Project: The final project will consist of a research project, poster, presentation, legislative internship, service, or resident activity completed before graduation or within 1 year of completion of course. The resident will identify a faculty mentor to assist them with the project.