A Model for Interdisciplinary Clinical Education: Medical and Legal Professionals Learning and Working Together to Promote Public Health
International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 2012, vol. 18, pp. 149-164
17 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2013 Last revised: 31 Jul 2014
Date Written: 2012
This article describes the interdisciplinary curriculum of an innovative medical-legal partnership clinic based at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. The law school clinic trains law students who work collaboratively with medical residents from Emory University School of Medicine, fourth year students from Morehouse School of Medicine, and masters in social work students, fellows from the university’s masters in public health program and fellows from the masters in bioethics program at Emory University. The article identifies the goals of the clinic and some of the challenges and opportunities in working with diverse professionals in an interdisciplinary educational setting.
Keywords: clinical education, medical education, legal education, medical schools, law schools, interdisciplinary teaching, medical-legal partnerships, public health, social work
JEL Classification: I19, I18, K32, K00, K49, Z00
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