Climate and Health at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Planetary Health Report Card
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences was rated by its medical students for its quality and depth of climate change curriculum. With a rating of "B" SMHS has made decent efforts on climate change initiatives but still has more room for growth.
Medical Student Advocacy
Medical Students at SMHS are joining the fight to advocate for discussion of climate change in their curriculum and empowering themselves to be physicians that are aware of the health consequences of climate change on their future patients .
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences currently offers several courses related to climate and health:
EMED 516 Wilderness Medicine
MED 338 Occupational and Environmental Medicine
This is a 2-4 week course where students are assigned to Washington Occupational Health Associates to address the effects of various occupational and environmental health hazards are addressed where the emphasis on the relationship of occupational and environmental medicine to primary care practice.
IDIS 361 Disaster Medicine