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4. The Third Science

Jeffrey Borkan, MD, PhD, chair of family medicine, is co-editor and a chapter author of a new textbook, Health Systems Science (Elsevier, 2016), with experts from the American Medical Association and faculty from 11 of the 32 member schools in its Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium. The book presents a formalized strategy to teach medical students about health systems, an emerging “third science,” in addition to the basic sciences and clinical medicine that physicians must learn. Paul George, MHPE ’01 MD’05 RES’08, and Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler, JD, MA, also of family medicine, are chapter contributors.

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