Social Mission in Health Profession Education

BFA Blog – August 2017

This August 2017 BFA blog highlights the George Washington University Health Workforce Institute’s (GWHWI) initiative to create a system of standardized process measurement tools as key indicators of health professions...

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...

Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

The Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health – Building the health workforce of the future – will be held in Dublin, Ireland, November 13-17, 2017. The Forum website is...

Reinventing nursing’s social mission

Ann Marie Rafferty is the first Professor of Nursing Policy in the UK and former Dean, at Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London. Rafferty was the...

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...