Encouraging Medical Professionals to Provide Medical Pro Bono
Joshua Braverman, social psychology graduate student and licensed practical nurse (LPN), shares his view that encouraging medical professionals to offer free or reduced cost services can help address unmet healthcare needs. “What Makes a Medical Student Want to Work for Free?” explores his recent research with Dr.Mark Snyder on the forces that may drive medical students to provide medical pro bono services. He suggests medical students can be encouraged to provide medical pro bono through persuasive messaging, role modeling, and the provision of information on how they can help those that need care the most.
Joshua Braverman, graduate student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota.