Published: 01/11/2023

In this Lancet Planetary Health commentary, Stanford students and faculty make the case and offer a model for comprehensive climate and medical education.

“When we began medical school during record-setting Californian wildfires and a global pandemic, our curriculum did not address the effect of climate change on human health, nor the disproportionate effects on communities made vulnerable by racism and poverty,” they write. “Here, we detail how we integrated the effects of climate change on health into more than a dozen courses at our institution, starting with the preclinical curriculum and then progressing through all levels of training.”