Academic medical centers

Virtual cohort group


An academic medical center is a tertiary care hospital that is organizationally and administratively integrated with a medical school. The hospital is the principal site for the education of both medical students and postgraduate medical trainees. Often situated on or near a college or university campus, working together with the host institution and campus may be complicated. Now more than ever, medical and nursing students recognize climate change as an urgent threat to health and social justice.

This cohort provides a space for collaboration among hospital sustainability leaders, faculty/staff, students, and institutions of higher education to explore how academic medical centers can lead the way through initiatives and education.

Target audience: sustainability leads at academic medical centers, university health systems, and clinical leads and/or clinical champions at those institutions
Level: Beginner to intermediate

Scott Rich
Scott Rich 


“UW Medicine recognizes the importance of environmental stewardship as part of our mission to improve the health of the public. We will continue to advance our work to provide patients and visitors with a healthy environment as part of our commitment to excellent clinical care and outstanding service.”
– Dr. Paul Ramsey, CEO, UW Medicine


2023 Schedule

April 6, 2023 1:00 PM EST

Topic: Medical directors of sustainability

Guest: Gregg Furie, MD, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Discussion questions: Coming soon

August 17, 2023 1:00 PM EST 

Topic: Climate action planning together - AMC and university

Discussion questions: Coming soon

November 30, 2023 1:00 PM EST 

Topic: TBD  


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Sessions take place on a recurring basis using Zoom as the meeting platform. To join this cohort or any of the other cohorts, please register today. If you have discussion topic ideas or want to invite a peer, please contact the cohort facilitator.

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