CFMS HEART: NATIONAL REPORT ON PLANETARY HEALTH EDUCATION 2021

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The Canadian Federation of Medical Students Health and Environment Adaptive Reponse Task Force recently released this report:

CFMS HEART: National Report on Planetary Health Education 2021

https://www.cfms.org/files/HEART/CFMSHEARTNationalReportonPlanetaryHealthEducation2021.pdf

Will be of particular interest to students and faculty involved or planning to engage with the Planetary Health Report Card initiative and covers:

  1. Current state of planetary health teaching in medical schools across Canada
  2. Changes to Canadian undergraduate medical education curricula since last survey
  3. Approach to including planetary health topics into undergraduate medical education curriculum
  4. Areas for improvement within climate change undergraduate medical education curriculum
  5. Medical student leadership in extracurricular planetary health education

 

Here's the summary of recommendations:

  • Problem based learning and simulations
  • Indigenous justice, traditional knowledge and environmental racism
  • Intersectional integration
  • Strategic planning
  • Collaboration
  • Faculty and community leadership
  • Develop learning objectives
  • Need for faculty leadership

 

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