Assessing medical students' knowledge and attitudes of health care access issues

While medical school curricula have undergone significant changes over the past decades, there are certain areas that still need enhancement. It is believed that medical education should include formal instruction about health care delivery and policy, so that future physicians will better serve their patients and the American public. The purpose of this project is to conduct an assessment of medical students' attitudes and knowledge about health care delivery. This assessment will be the initial step in the grantee's efforts to catalyze medical education reform addressing health care access. The project will be considered successful if it creates a valid survey instrument and conducts a survey with a response rate greater than 60 percent, thus providing students, administration, and the public with concrete information about medical students' knowledge and attitudes about health care delivery, along with evidence about how the medical education process shapes these areas

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $50,000.00

Awarded on: 8/21/2001

Time frame: 9/1/2001 - 8/31/2002

Grant Number: 42706


American Medical Student Association Foundation

1902 Association Drive
Reston, 20191-1502


Joan Hedgecock
Project Director