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.

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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BFA Newsletter – April 2017

On April 3, Beyond Flexner Alliance (BFA) released its inaugural newsletter. The BFA newsletter replaces the Medical Education Futures newsletter which has been posted regularly since 2010. The BFA Newsletter, like the...

Reinventing nursing’s social mission

Ann Marie Rafferty is the first Professor of Nursing Policy in the UK and former Dean, at Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London. Rafferty was the...

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...

2017 Social Medicine Consortium Conference

The Social Medicine Consortium’s second annual conference, Beyond Reimagining, Accelerating Praxis: Social Medicine in Practice Today, will be hosted at Malcolm X College in Chicago on April 29, 2017. Please visit

Beyond Flexner at TEDxFoggyBottom

Equity in medicine is currently one of the most heated issues in the United States. Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan argues that in order to create medical equality in the U.S., we...

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