To fully serve patients today and into the future, physicians need to know more than biomedical and clinical sciences. They need to understand the content of health systems science. This new discipline includes understanding how to improve health care quality, increase the value of care provided, enhance patient safety, deliver population-based medical care and work collaboratively in teams. Physicians need to learn how to advocate for their patients and communities and understand the socio-ecological determinants of health, health care policy and health care economics…..more