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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...

Measuring Social Accountability in Health Professional Education

Development and International Pilot Testing of an Evaluation Framework Background: Health professional schools are responsible for producing graduates with competencies and attitudes to address health inequities and respond to priority...

Social Accountability of Medical Schools: Do Accreditation Standards Help Promote the Concept?

The social accountability of medical schools is an emerging concept in medical education. This issue calls for the consideration of societal needs in all aspects of medical programmes, including the...

Developing a Professional Pathway in Health Equity to Facilitate Curricular Transformation at the University of Michigan Medical School

Problem: Medical schools are challenged to realign curricula to address society’s needs in a rapidly changing environment, and to support new instruction and assessment methods that require substantial faculty time....

The Social Mission in Medical School Mission Statements: Associations with Graduate Outcomes

Background and Objectives: Mission statements of medical schools vary considerably. These statements reflect institutional values and may also be reflected in the outputs of their institutions. The authors explored the...

Addressing the Interprofessional Collaboration Competencies of the Association of American Medical Colleges

A Systematic Review of Assessment Instruments in Undergraduate Medical Education Purpose: To summarize characteristics and validity evidence of tools that assess teamwork in undergraduate medical education (UME), and provide recommendations...

Training Internal Medicine Residents in Social Medicine and Research-Based Health Advocacy

A Novel, In-Depth Curriculum Problem: Health disparities are pervasive worldwide. Physicians have a unique vantage point from which they can observe the ways social, economic, and political factors impact health...

The Metrics of the Physician Brain Drain

Background: There has been substantial immigration of physicians to developed countries, much of it coming from lower-income countries. Although the recipient nations and the immigrating physicians benefit from this migration, less developed countries lose...

The Concept of Population Health within the Nursing Profession

Population health is a concept that has been developed over several centuries by many disciplines. Over time various aspects of the concept have dominated as issues related to behaviors and beliefs surrounding health practices have emerged. This has...