Operation Equity

An Introduction to the Social Determinants of Surgical Health

This curriculum is designed to provide a broad overview of the factors that drive disparities in health care and health outcomes for patients with surgical disease. This course is not intended to merely reiterate why eliminating surgical disparities are important. Rather, the curriculum focuses on engaging students in meaningful dialogue about how systems perpetuate disparities in access, care quality, experience, and outcomes for disadvantaged patient populations with surgical disease. Further, it challenges students to consider how we, as future health providers and as a health system, can create change to address these disparities.

If you’re interested in learning more about Operation Equity, please contact Cindy Zhao at cindy.zhao@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

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CSH@pennmedicine.upenn.edu  |  Tel: 267-702-5530

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