Social accountability in health professional education
The obligation of schools to align their programs to address populations needs and defining those needs in collaboration with other stakeholders, including the most underserved communities.
Today, evidence is emerging that social accountability in health professional education is improving the availability, distribution and positive impact of health professionals, particularly where the health needs are the greatest. Social accountability strategies include: admission of students who reflect the communities and regions that the school serves with a particular focus on underserved populations and those deemed most likely to be willing to serve those populations and regions; training in primary care setting and underserved regions; curricula aligned with population needs including a focus on social determinants of health and close collaboration with communities and other stakeholders. Social accountability is therefore increasingly being recognized as an important means to support Universal Health Coverage.More info See video