Article: How MLP experiences relate to competency-based milestones in residency training

Monday, December 12, 2016

By Edward Paul, Mallory Curran, & Elizabeth Tobin Tyler
Academic Medicine

Medical-legal partnerships (MLP) present the opportunity to instill in residents a practical understanding of the social determinants of health and provide them with concrete tools to address them. MLP training helps residents develop structural competency and build the skills necessary to address barriers to health at the patient, institutional, and population levels. Through a case study, this Perspective in Academic Medicine explores how residents can address health-harming legal needs working in partnership with interprofessional health care teams that include lawyers, and illustrates how such MLP experiences can relate to competency-based Milestones that are applicable to training residents in all specialties.