Changing Courses on Climate Change

Fewer than 16% of medical schools address climate change in their curricula, an International Federation of Medical Students' Associations survey of schools in 118 countries reveals.
 
“Climate change is truly that threat multiplier,” impacting every facet of medicine, says Renee Salas, a doctor and climate change researcher at the Harvard Global Health Institute.

It wouldn't take a complete overhaul; she suggests looking for natural fits to add a climate lens to existing discussions—about asthma, infectious diseases, or food security, for example.
 
And students aren’t waiting around. IFMSA's survey found ground-up, student-led climate change initiatives in ~60% of the schools surveyed.
 
Scientific American

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