Socialization of Health Professionals
Assertions concerning the extent to which Bedlam as an educational system socializes students into new ways of seeing, feeling, and practicing health care and in helping students form new vistas about career possibilities and potential.
Students involved in the provision of care through Bedlam sites will demonstrate a shift in attitudes toward the importance of serving the poor.
The Bedlam educational experience is unique offering students experiences they would not typically acquire through health science-based or campus-based clinical learning experiences. The social learning context is unique within Bedlam not only exposing students to communities with high health needs, and to patients who struggle with the social and physical consequences of health, but to faculty members who demonstrate both high competence and deep commitment. This social learning context can alter attitudes towards professional role, service, and career direction.
Students involved in the provision of care through Bedlam sites will assign more importance to careers in public service.
The social learning context formed within Bedlam and its sites will help students envision new career possibilities with strong loadings toward public service.
Students involved in the provision of care through Bedlam sites will enter careers in which they serve people who are marginalized and struggling with poverty.
Intensive involvement in Bedlam learning experiences can transform the professional lives and careers of students increasing the rate at which health science students enter public service careers that serve as alternatives to the traditional private practice trajectory.