Carlo Favaretti

University of Washington medical students — recognizing that health care equity will require physicians who are great leaders, not just great clinicians — call for leadership training at their school.By Nasim Babazadeh

During my first year of medical school, I attended a public meeting on a new bill that would fund clean energy jobs for residents of the Puget Sound region.  There I met a woman who was ecstatic that medical students were present at the meeting.  At the age of 65, her husband was laid off work, and consequently they were no longer able to pay for health insurance.  After a long life as healthy, middle income, working members of society, the couple, now in their 60s, lost their insurance at the time when they both felt they needed it most.  This new piece of legislation was a promising proposition for getting people back to work and insured…

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