Physician Advocacy Pathway

The mission of the Advocacy Pathway is to develop citizen-physicians who view their work through a lens of social justice.

Core pillars of the pathway include:

  • Enrollment in the Minnesota Advocacy Project (MAP) Workshop series, which focus on building the concrete skills of effective advocacy, including understanding complex systems, communicating with the media, writing op-eds, and more
  • Priority for the Health Equity and Human Rights rotation (HEQHR), a one-month elective that partners self-directed learning on topics of health equity and social movements with community engagement activities
  • Clinical service, learning, and volunteer opportunities with a variety of organizations and communities, including the Mobile Health Initiative, the Youth & AIDS project (YAP), the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in Rosebud, SD, the Cheyenne River Sioux in Eagle Butte, SD (Pediatrics only), and others
  • Building a collective of colleagues across professional disciplines interested in the intersection of social justice and health
  • A Capstone project based on the residents interests

Given the recent restructuring, there will be flexibility and opportunities for resident leadership as goals and community partnerships grow.


Please email Adriana Dhawan at with questions or to sign up!