Learn about COVID-19's impact on medical practitioners & communities

As COVID-19 swept across the globe, it became clear that the elderly and poor were—and still are—among the pandemic’s most vulnerable populations. The virus’s deadliest cases have given the health care industry a greater understanding of how race, gender, and socioeconomic situations affect a person’s ability to stay healthy.

This summer, explore how the global pandemic has changed communities and the ways health care professionals understand and treat illness. Designed for students considering medical study and/or a career in health care, health equity, or inequality/disparities studies, this online program from Cornell University features:

  • A three-credit online course taught by Dr. Sam Beck
  • The opportunity to apply ethnographic research methods through a study of COVID-19
  • A seminar in the social determinants of health, with a focus on COVID-19
  • A framework for shadowing medical professionals in hospital settings

The grades and credits you earn through this course will be recorded on an official Cornell transcript.

Register now to gain an inside perspective about practicing medicine during this extraordinary time in human history.