Curbside Consults Podcast
Published June 15, 2022
In this episode of Curbside Consults, we discuss the intersection of climate change, health, and education with a group of residents and medical students who are leading initiatives to incorporate climate change into the curriculum at institutions across the country. We are joined by Dr. Jacob Fox, second year internal medicine resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, Karly Hampshire, fourth year medical student at UCSF, and Dr. Thomas Kuczmarski, third year internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Tune in to hear how they have worked with local and national organizations to implement curricular initiatives on climate change and health and how you can get involved in similar efforts.
0:00 – Introduction
1:17 – Personal perspectives and primer on climate change and health
4:58 – Initiatives in integrating climate change and health in residency curriculum and education
10:45 – Resources for collaboration across institutions
13:07 – Curricular initiatives in medical school space
15:31 – National collaboration in developing a new curricular resource through GCCHE
24:33 – Barriers to introducing curricular changes in medical school and residency
30:55 – Final words of advice
Articles and resources discussed in this episode:
1. Health Care Without Harm
2. Medical Students for a Sustainable Future
3. Planetary Health Report Card Initiative
4. Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education
5. Physicians for Social Responsibility
6. Solomon CG and LaRocque RC. Climate Change – A Health Emergency. N Engl J Med 2019.
7. Salas RN and Solomon CG. The Climate Crisis – Health and Care Delivery. N Engl J Med 2019.
The Curbside Consults series complements the foundational information in Rotation Prep by taking a deep dive into key clinical topics with expert clinicians and educators. These podcasts explore and critique the evidence behind clinical practice and break down statistical concepts for the busy clinical trainee.