Community Engagement

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...

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...

Service-learning Community-campus Partnerships for Health Professions Education

In 1995, the Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation (HPSISN) program was launched under the auspices of the Pew Health Professions Commission as a national demonstration of an innovative form of community-based education called...

Does Community-based Experience Alter Career Preference

New Evidence from a Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Study of Undergraduate Medical Students Context: Previous studies have shown that most medical students want a hospital-based career, but the protagonists of community-based...

Partners in Caring and Community: Service-learning in Nursing Education

As national trends in health care delivery shift to community based settings the integration of service learning into health professions education becomes an increasingly important issue for health professions educators,...

Management of Experiences in Community-based Dental Education

The successful management of community-based service-learning relies on developing and maintaining community partnerships that meet both the educational mission of the dental school and the service mission of the community...

Do Free Clinic Experiences Enhance Medical Student Commitment to Underserved Areas?

In this brief, researchers from the AAMC and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences explore factors associated with medical students’ commitments to practice in underserved areas. Authors found a significant...

SocMed and EqualHealth: Educating Beyond the Biologic Basis of Disease

In both the SocMed Uganda and Haiti courses, students share objects that represent their culture, providing a unique space for reflection and intimate dialogue on personal history and context. Health...