Recipient of the Institute for Excellence in Education: Medical Curriculum Award
from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Recently, MGG sponsored seven MERIT students for an initiative aimed at enhancing their social engagement skills. It is our hopes that these social engagement skills will be used to help attenuate the social burdens of health disparities that these students faced. The program finished with poster presentations where two of the three award winners were MGG sponsored students.
Recently, Dr. Dan Hale and Panagis Galiatsatos had an interview on WYPR discussing their new book “Building Health Communities Through Medical-Religious Partnerships”. In the interview, they discuss what exactly a medical-religious partnership is and why it is important for communities experiencing socioeconomic disparities. Also in the interview was Antoinette Joyner, who testifies how such partnerships have positively impacted her congregation.
MERIT partnered with MGG for an art therapy depression initiative. Over the course of six weeks, students painted pictures as a form of therapy and stress relief. At the end of the six weeks, one student wished to have an art exhibit to display the incredible work the students had done.
WHO WE ARE | MGG is a resident curriculum at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center that introduces residents to socioeconomic barriers faced by our patients in hopes to reduce health disparities faced by our community.
HOW WE DO IT | MGG has many to encourage and promote medical education in the surrounding Baltimore area. We often work in with other organizations that have similar goals – to promote wellness and decrease health disparities in East Baltimore.
WHAT WE DO | Residents at Johns Hopkins Bayview learn about socioeconomic barriers by bringing the hospital into the community through our various , some of which were designed by the residents.
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