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CLIMATE CHANGE CURRICULUM

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Climate change presents an unprecedented threat to human health and human life. Record temperatures, surges in natural disasters, changes in ecosystems, and disruptions in infrastructure will continue to grow throughout our lifetime. Recognizing this as a rapidly intensifying global concern, UMass students and faculty are working to adjust our curriculum to ensure that the intersection of climate change, medicine, public health and public policy is emphasized. With these additions to the curriculum, students will be adequately equipped to provide comprehensive and equitable care for patients in this rapidly changing environment.

The School of Medicine is directly integrating the convergence of climate change and human health into lectures, small groups, cases, and assignments presented across the curriculum. CLICK HERE to learn more about how the effects of climate change are being integrated into the FOM1 and FOM2 curricula.

Check out the UMMS Roundtable Discussion: Climate Change & Health, click here.