Health & Medicine in the Social Sciences

People and Society

Health & Medicine in the Social Sciences

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  • Academic Plan
  • Cognate
    People and Society
  • Responsible Academic Unit

    Contact Info
    • Name: Ira Sheskin
    • Email:
    • Phone: 305-284-6693
    • Location: Room 115A, 1300 Campo Sano
  • Recommended for
    Recommended: Open to all students, but recommended for those pursuing the Pre-Med track, Public Health, Health Sciences, or any allied health field.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 2

Cognate Categories


Provides grounding in the behavioral and socio-cultural determinants of public health, health services provision, and clinical practice. Supports recent revisions to the MCAT exam that will include a new section, "Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior," that will test students' understanding of how these disciplines influence behavior and behavior change; cultural and social differences that affect well-being; and the relationship among socioeconomic status, access to resources, and well-being. This new section recognizes recent findings-highlighted in the AAMC report "Behavioral and Social Science Foundations for Future Physicians"-that integrating social and behavioral sciences into medical education can improve health care.

Option Groups

Complete 2 of the following option groups:

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