Social Mission in Health Professions Education

Soledad O’Brien, Keynote Presentation, 2016 Beyond Flexner Alliance Conference

Fitzhugh Mullan, Opening Remarks, 2016 Macy’s Award Ceremony

Jack Geiger, Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, 2016 Macy’s Award Ceremony

Luther Brewster, Breakout Session Leader, 2016 Beyond Flexner Alliance Conference

Conference Participants, Community Site Visit, 2015 Beyond Flexner Alliance Conference

2012 Beyond Flexner Alliance Conference

Fitzhugh Mullan, Plenary Presentation, 2015 Beyond Flexner Alliance Conference

Beyond Flexner Alliance (BFA) is a movement focused on health equity and the education of health professionals as providers of more equitable health care, prepared to build a system that is not only better, but fairer.

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History of the Movement

The concept of “social mission” in medical or health professions education in the United States was not much used before 2010. Academicians, students, and policy leaders did reference ideas such...

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Social Mission Resources

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

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Conference Highlights

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

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2018 LHE Fellowship Call for Applications

The Leaders for Health Equity (LHE) Fellowship Program is aimed at developing global leaders who understand the foundations of health inequity and have the knowledge, skills, and courage to build...

BFA Blog – June 2017

The June 2017 BFA blog features “ACA or Not, American Medical Schools Are Not Ready for Future of Healthcare” by Drs. Bina Valsangkar and Fitzhugh Mullan. This piece posits that medical...

Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

The Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health – Building the health workforce of the future – will be held in Dublin, Ireland, from 13-17 November 2017. The Forum website...

BFA Newsletter – May 2017

The May 2017 newsletter focuses on a new series in The Lancet about U.S. health and health care , which highlights how widening gaps of income inequality are driving increases in health...

Dr. Joe Greer Named 2017 Citizen of the Year

BFA Board member,  Dr. Pedro José Greer, has been named the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center’s 2017 Citizen of the Year. Dr. Greer is the associate dean for community engagement at...

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