UK medical schools must teach about climate change, say students

events widen existing inequalities and traumatise victims while climate anxiety affects mental

Medical students are demanding their schools include as a core component of the curriculum, as the intensifying climate emergency highlights the corresponding crisis.

Hannah Chase, a final year medical student at Oxford said the sense of urgency hit home recently when a fellow student confessed they didn’t believe in . “It just shows that we make such assumptions,” said Chase. “It’s needed, this .”

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