Posts by Emily Bass

Innovating to Improve Care Now and In the Future: Screening for and Addressing Social Determinant of Health Needs Physicians and other health care providers can learn a lot from the world of social work. Social work, as a discipline, has long been engaged in addressing social factors that influence health. Through interprofessional collaboration with social workers […]

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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 […]

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January 23, 2018 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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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