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The BFA Board of Directors Welcomes New Members

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 Nexus Summit Follow-Up

In August 2017, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education hosted Nexus Summit 2017: Provocative Ideas for Practical IPE. This meeting brought together a community focused on advancing interprofessional team-based practice...

Educating Physicians for Rural America

PURPOSE: To evaluate the Rural Medical Scholars (RMS) Program’s effectiveness to produce rural physicians for Alabama. METHODS: A nonrandomized intervention study compared RMS (1997-2002) with control groups in usual medical education...

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...

Socially Accountable Medical Education

BFA Board member and Florida International University Professor, Joe Greer, is the lead author of a new Academic Medicine article summarizing six years of the NeighborhoodHELP program built on the principles...

Social Mission in Health Professions Education

This JAMA Viewpoint, authored by Fitzhugh Mullan details why and how the Beyond Flexner movement has grown and why it is critical for health professions educators, leaders, learners, and community-based allies...

Defining and Measuring the Social Accountability of Medical Schools

Countries worldwide increasingly demand more value for money in health care. Medical schools, which both shape the health care system and are shaped by it, must continue to be socially...

Measuring the Social Responsiveness of Medical Schools: Setting the Standards

This article calls for medical schools to use a new set of standards to gauge how well they contribute to social welfare. Because medical schools receive public funding and are...

Caring for a Common Future: Medical Schools’ Social Accountability

Origins and Context: The concept of ‘the social accountability of medical schools’ is moving from the peripheral preoccupation of a few to a more central concern of medical schools themselves....

Building the Evidence Base: Networking Innovative Socially Accountable Medical Education Programs

Introduction: To date, traditional biomedical hospital-centered models of medical education have not produced physicians in quantities or with the competencies and commitment needed to meet health needs in poor communities...