Syllabus and Discussion Seminars


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Fellows meet with Dr. Dorsey for weekly discussion seminars covering assigned readings that help Fellows reflect on and gain a broader contextual understanding of their work with Horseshoe Farm.

Topics include engaging, working effectively, and making change within a community, management and leadership of non-profit organizations, an introduction to systems of care (healthcare law and ethics, healthcare economics, the structure and financing of the healthcare system, the history of American medicine), and health policy.

 The readings and discussions are organized into the following Modules:

MODULE I: THE OLD AND THE NEW – AN INTRODUCTION TO CITIZENSHIP, ENGAGEMENT, AND COMMUNITY

MODULE II: THE BIOLOGICAL, THE PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND THE SOCIAL IN COMMUNITY HEALTH

MODULE III:  LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND EXECUTION: ESSENTIAL TOOLS OF GRASSROOTS CHANGE

MODULE IV: THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM – FORCES, PROCESSES, STRUCTURES, AND CONSTRAINTS

MODULE V: WHAT IS MEDICINE?

MODULE VI: IDEALISMTHE SELF AND SOCIETY

 Health care touches and interacts with nearly every other realm of society, so though a significant portion of our readings and discussions will focus on health care systems, there should be value in these readings and discussions even to fellows who are interested in non-health care related fields.