Social Mission in Health Professions Education

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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...

The Social Accountability of Medical Schools and its Indicators

Context: There is growing interest worldwide in social accountability for medical and other health professional schools. Attempts have been made to apply the concept primarily to educational reform initiatives with...

Primary Care Specialty Choices of United States Medical Graduates, 1997–2006

Purpose: To describe trends in specialty choice and to identify predictors of primary care specialty choices among graduates of U.S. MD-granting medical schools. Method: A longitudinal study evaluated 1997– 2006...