We are pleased to announce that the Social Mission Metrics Initiative is expanding to Associate Degree Nursing Programs! With recent funding from the Health Equity Innovation Fund from AARP, the new project led by SMA team member Sonal Batra and done in partnership with NYSAC and OADN will work to further social mission among health professions education.
On January 19th, we hosted the very first State of Social Mission Alliance Webinar. We heard from multiple members of the SMA team on current, past, and future endeavors for advancing social mission in health professions education.
Miss the event or want to see a recap? You can access the recording on our website or YouTube page!
Don’t Agonize, Organize!
On January 26th, the SMA Student Assembly held a webinar on the attrition of front line clinicians, trainee efforts to unionize, and how these trends fit into a larger landscape of health worker organizing.
You can access the recording of Don’t Agonize, Organize: Healthcare in Crisis & Resident Physician Unionization on our YouTube page.
Culturally Responsive Communication in Clinical Care
Thursday, February 2nd, 12-1 pm EST
The GW Department of Medicine Grand Rounds is hosting a free CME-bearing panelist discussion with GW Professor of Physician Assistant Studies Dr. Susan LeLacheur, and GW Assistant Professor of Medicine Dr. Lalit Narayan.
This webinar is part of the 9-month SMHS Two in One Model training series, which includes a range of topics that historicize and contextualize HIV and COVID disparities among BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ populations. Be sure to register for your spot.
The War of Attrition in Health Professional Education Webinar
Thursday, February 23rd, 8-9pm EST
Diversifying the health professional student body isn’t enough if the structures to support their success and completion of training. Research has highlighted disproportionate attrition rates for minority and financially disadvantaged students in medicine, nursing, dentistry, and PA training programs. Recent research in medicine has highlighted the correlation of experiences of discrimination and socio economic hardship with increased risk of attrition.
Join the upcoming webinar hosted by SMA’s Student Assembly for a discussion about how health professional training institutions and education societies can work to address these disparities.
Social Mission Alliance is seeking participants for a working group to help form our response to possible rollbacks on affirmative action.
We expect to convene an initial Zoom meeting in late February, with additional meetings to follow. Please contact email@example.com by February 15, with “Affirmative Action” in the subject line, or fill out this form, if you would like to be involved.