Social Mission in Health Professions Education

Beyond Flexner Alliance (BFA) is a national movement, focused on health equity and training health professionals as agents of more equitable health care. This movement takes us beyond centuries-old conventions in medical education to train providers prepared to build a system that is not only better, but fairer.

"Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. 1966

The BFA Story

THE BFA STORY: The Beyond Flexner Alliance movement started with a 2012 conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that brought national attention to medical schools with strong social mission commitment, created a...

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Social Mission Resources

SOCIAL MISSION RESOURCES: In this section of the site, you have the opportunity to explore resources that have been categorized by our Beyond Flexner members. These include web-based resources, downloadable...

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Conference Highlights

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS: Explore featured talks, resources, and stories from the Beyond Flexner conferences.

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Voices: Classroom, Clinic, Community

Lifetime Achievement Award

H. Jack Geiger, MD  For a lifetime of work in health, poverty and civil rights including marching with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and still fighting the moral injustices that...

Institutional Excellence Award 2016

Morehouse School of Medicine For their vision of health equity, their commitment to community, and their success in educating a growing cadre of diverse leaders in medicine and the health...

Individual Excellence Award 2016

Thomas F. Curtin, MD For visionary leadership in building an alliance between Community Health Centers and A.T. Still University resulting in the development of two health center purposed dental schools...

Program Excellence Award 2016

Putting Families First: An Interprofessional Family Health (IFH) Experience – University of Florida For steadfast excellence over 19 years delivering all University of Florida dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, public health...