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Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH

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Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH is an instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, primary care physician at Cambridge Health Alliance, and a co-course director of the CHA Internal Medicine Social Medicine & Research Based Health Advocacy course. He is a graduate of the Harvard Macy Institute’s Program for Educators in Health Professions. He has interests in health equity medical education, global health, and human rights.

Training physicians to be social change agents

Our domestic and global health delivery systems face significant challenges to providing all of our patients with quality health care. Medical education plays an important role in improving health equity. The Cambridge Health Alliance Internal Residency program has developed a required social medicine and research based health advocacy course to address a gap in medical training. The program believes that physician advocacy is a central tenet of medical professionalism.


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Keep up the great work!

I applaud Dr Basu and colleagues who are engaged in the work of training the next cadre of physician-advocates. We need more like ... Read More
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 2:02 AM
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Radical Education in Medicine

I appreciate your curriculum’s attention to fostering social change agency. Without the foundations of Health Systems Science and ... Read More
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