Recently a former medical college official cautioned that the American College of Physicians “stepped out of its lane” by placing gun control in the purview of medical education. Stanley Goldfarb, formerly the associate dean of curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, argued in the Wall Street Journal that teaching social justice issues and population health comes “at the expense of rigorous training in medical science” at a time when subspecialists are in short supply. But many physicians, ourselves included, think social issues should be at the heart of medical education.