As a medical student, do you ever see gaps in the curriculum? Topics that you believe are important but aren’t covered adequately, in areas that you know will be critical when you’re a practicing healthcare professional? If so, you’re not alone.
Last year, ScholarRx initiated the creation of MeSAGE, the Medical Student Alliance for Global Education. It was designed to provide students with proper tools and training so that they could play an active role in leading the next wave of the 21st century approach to medical education.
Through ScholarRx’s revolutionary Rx Bricks digital learning platform, MeSAGE builds interactive lessons known as “Bricks” that focus on areas that are often underrepresented in the traditional medical education models, including health equity, diversity, and social justice.
MeSAGE aims to leverage the expertise and passion of our members to develop engaging and instructionally sound medical education content that fosters not only clinical excellence but also cultural competencies for a future healthcare professional who is not only an expert in clinical skills but also a compassionate community leader.
We are excited to announce the release of our first collection of MeSAGE bricks, focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). To spark your curiosity, you might ask yourself:
- Do you feel skilled enough to take an inclusive sexual history?
- Would you feel confident discussing LGBTQIA+ specific health needs?
- Are you comfortable addressing a survivor of gender-based violence?
These are just a few of the many competencies we cover in this FREE mini-course, developed by med students to better educate you on what you need to know about sexual and reproductive health and rights. Whether you already are familiar with some of the key concepts or curious to build your knowledge as a future healthcare professional, these Bricks offer an exceptional learning opportunity.
Get started by going to the MeSAGE homepage to learn more.