Announcing 2024 Josiah Macy Jr. Awards for Excellence in Social Mission

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The Social Mission Alliance is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Awards for Excellence in Social Mission Health Professions Education. The winners this year include Alec J. Calac, Lisa M. Meeks, the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity, The University of New Mexico, and Caswell A. Evans….

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Press Release: Responding to SCOTUS Opinion on Race Conscious Admissions

Press Release: Social Mission Alliance Responds to Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action

The Social Mission Alliance is greatly disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision to limit the use of race as a factor in higher education admissions, which is likely to hinder the development of a health workforce reflective of the American population it serves….

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Advocacy Advisory Council Summit

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On March 27, 2023, the Social Mission Alliance held a public Summit to introduce members of the Advocacy Advisory Council, unveil SMA’s advocacy priorities, engage members of the greater Alliance, and host a panel discussion on policy advocacy for healthcare professionals. State of Social Mission Policy and Advocacy Panel Discussion – Stepping Out of the Clinic: Policy and Advocacy for…

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State of Social Mission Alliance Webinar

Recap video Summary of the webinar In the State of the Social Mission Alliance Webinar, hosted on January 19, 2023, we heard from multiple members of the SMA team on current, past, and future endeavors for advancing social mission in health professions education. Director Toyese Oyeyemi described the decision to change the Alliance’s name from Beyond Flexner Alliance to Social…

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​Health Professions Students’ Voices on Voting and the Election

Learn about political issues that are impacting health professions student. The discussion led to a letter from students to the Biden administration. About the video The Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) and the Beyond Flexner Alliance (BFA) Student Assembly co-hosted the Health Professions Students Voices on Voting and the Election webinar, as part of the “Health Education Leaders Pushing” (HELP)…

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A Message from Director Toyese Oyeyemi

How is the Beyond Flexner Alliance pursuing its mission? About the video Alliance Executive Director Toyese Oyeyemi talks about pushing social mission and anti-racism work forward — accomplishments and goals – with a social mission research agenda, community engagement, learning collaboratives, measuring social mission practice, and technical assistance….

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Beyond Flexner: Social Mission in Medical Education with Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan

Listen to the Founder of the Social Mission Alliance discuss the critical role of social mission in educating future health professionals. Medical schools and teaching hospitals generally cite teaching, service and research as their core contributions. The scope of health disparities in our communities, however, suggests another vital role of teaching institutions can play social mission. What priority do our…

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