Leaders for Health Equity Fellowship – Now Accepting Applications! The Leaders for Health Equity Fellowship Program is now accepting applications through August 1. The 2019 fellowship will select up to 20 U.S. and global fellows. An informational webinar will be held on June 12. Sign up to learn more.
The Beyond Flexner Alliance Board of Directors is pleased to welcome five new board members. The breadth, depth, and diversity of their experience will both complement current members and strengthen the BFA. They will be essential to promoting collaborations, events, and research to further the social mission of health professions education. Dr. Carter is currently […]
The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University and the Beyond Flexner Alliance honored the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Awards for Excellence in Social Mission in Health Professions Education at the April 2018 Beyond Flexner Conference. The purpose of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Awards is to recognize outstanding leadership in promoting social mission […]
A medical school, by definition, is a professional school, preparing graduates for their future profession. What are we preparing graduates to do? As we debate the future of our health care system, we must decide if physicians are responsible for improving health in a broader sense, or only for diagnosing specific patient problems and […]
Former Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMassD) and BFA Board member, Divina Grossman, was honored with a plaque on the UMassD Leadership Walkway.
UNM SOM recognized Dr. Art Kaufman, BFA Board Member for his extraordinary contributions as the 2018 Living Legend. Dr. Kaufman has 43-years of service at the UNM SOM. In addition to his role as a Vice Chancellor for Community Health, he is a Distinguished Professor, former Chair of FCM, and newly elected member of the Institute of Medicine. The endowed faculty position within FCM will be […]
The Macy Awards for Excellence in Social Mission: Your Opportunity to Celebrate Your Colleagues December 11, 2017 This blog was originally posted on the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Web site on November 14, 2017. My new patient sat in the clinic waiting room with a bandana covering his face, but when he turned, the cloth slipped and […]
The Importance of Having a Strong Social Mission November 21, 2017 This blog was originally posted in the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Fall Newsletter on November 13, 2017. Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) was the first institution to receive the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Award for Institutional Excellence in Social Mission. We spoke with Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, […]
Increasing the Number of Medical Students Choosing Family Medicine or Primary Care October 24, 2017 In his JAMA “Viewpoint” article, “Social Mission in Health Professions Education: Beyond Flexner”(1), Fitzhugh Mullan argues that medical schools should be committed to their social mission, which is “…about making health not only better but fairer—more just, reliable, and universal”. This means commitment to […]
The Separation of Medicine and Dentistry October 11, 2017 “My teeth are killing me. I haven’t been able to sleep or eat in days. Isn’t there anything you can do?” As a safety net dentist, I’m sadly accustomed to my patients telling me that they are in pain. Even in Massachusetts, where most patients are […]