June 1, 2022
YANA’s webinar on Efforts in Health Equity: Working Towards More Diverse & Value-Based Medical Care offered valuable insight into the rising decline in family medicine practitioners and the current issues facing the American healthcare system. Dr. Patrice Yang ‘98, a primary care physician at Care Resource Community Health Center in Florida, and Dr. Steven Starks SOM ‘23, Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine and current Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Health Equity Leadership at Yale School of Management, discussed the problems with the current healthcare system in relation to the preference for medical professionals to enter high-earning specialties over general practice, as well as the inequity in healthcare and struggles faced by low-income and minority patients. Dr.Young and Dr. Starks offered perspectives on inclusivity in medical schools, along with an inside glance into medical school curricula and the consequences of the decline in primary care physicians. Click here to read the takeaways!