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Physicians and Firearms: A Curriculum on Firearm Injury Prevention in Medical Practice

Last Updated: March 24, 2021


"Physicians and Firearms" is a curriculum developed by "SAFE: Scrubs Addressing the Firearm Epidemic," which is an organization of physicians, nurses, medical students, and other healthcare providers aiming to eliminate the personal and public health threat of gun violence in America through research and education. Our curriculum was designed to bridge the gap in medical education to address gun violence as a public health epidemic. The course is intended primarily for medical students, physicians, and other healthcare providers to understand the current state of gun violence in the United States, basic firearm terminology, and what we can do in the healthcare setting to prevent firearm injury for our patients. This self-paced course is divided into the three modules: "Epidemiology," "Firearm Basics," and "Providers and Firearms."


Julie Parsonnet, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine (parsonnt@stanford.edu)
Deniz Cataltepe, B.A., M.Phil, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Christina Y. Cantwell, B.S., M.S., UC Irvine School of Medicine
Dean L. Winslow, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A., F.P.I.D.S., Stanford University School of Medicine
Susie MacLean, M.D., Formerly: Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
Ashley P. Cohen, BSN, RN, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University 
Sun-Ming Jessica Pan, BS, MPH, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health 
Gabriella Rader, MD, MPH, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 
Mattie H. Renn, BA, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons 
Emily Root, BS, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University 
Sarabeth Spitzer, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital