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.