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Health Equity and Social Justice I – Required for all MS1


  • Privilege and power in the patient-physician relationship
  • The patient’s perspective of illness and clinical empathy
  • Unconscious bias
  • Racism and health
  • Newark neighborhoods
  • Social determinants of health and structural violence
  • Introduction to sex, gender, and sexuality
  • Health literacy
  • Working with medical interpreters
  • Adverse childhood experiences and trauma-informed care
  • Working with patients with physical disabilities
  • Childhood education and health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Introduction to global health

Health Equity and Social Justice II – Required for all MS2


  • Integrative and complementary medicine
  • Weight bias and health
  • Reproductive justice
  • Holistic care of the LGBTQ+ patient
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Stigma and health
  • Death and dying