Beyond Flexner Alliance

BFA Blog – 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...

Divina Grossman Honored

Former Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMassD) and BFA Board member, Divina Grossman, was honored recently with a plaque on the UMassD Leadership Walkway.

2018 Living Legend – Dr. Art Kaufman

UNM SOM will recognize Dr. Art Kaufman, BFA Board Memberm 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...

BFA Blog – December 11, 2017

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...

BFA Blog – November 21, 2017

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)...

BFA Blog – October 24, 2017

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...

BFA Blog – October 11, 2017

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?”...

BFA Blog – August 2017

Metrics For Social Mission August 2017 In today’s complex health care environment, given that stakeholders and policy experts commonly expect demonstrable evidence of quality, accountability and improvement, measurement has become...

BFA Newsletter – August 2017

The August 2017 BFA newsletter focuses on denal health equity. It highlights 1) the divide between Americans who can afford dental coverage and those who cannot and 2) the division...

Diffusion of Community Health Workers Within Medicaid Managed Care

For almost a decade, community health workers (CHWs) have been integrated into the health care system in New Mexico. This Health Affairs blog discusses the use of CHWs within Medicaid...