After a multi-year push to include climate change as a longitudinal curriculum within medical school education, our colleagues in the GW Medical School have gotten official approval! The new curriculum is anticipated to be incorporated by the start of the Fall 2023 semester. The approval of this new curriculum theme has garnered media attention, including:
- WUSA9 coverage in this February segment; and
- More recently, the curriculum changes were highlighted in this STAT News piece, entitled Led by students, a nascent climate movement is taking hold in medical education. CHI Co-Director and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Neelu Tummala, along with GW Medical Student and President of Medical Students for a Sustainable Future (MS4SF), Savita Potarazu, were quoted in the article.