Appears In: “Education”

Beyond Flexner Alliance Response to WSJ Commentary on Social Justice Training in Medical Education

Education • November 5, 2022

The BFA challenges an opinion in the Wall Street Journal that physicians cannot and should not strive to address the social injustice. Medical Schools Do Need an Overhaul. Doctors need to be trained in public health, health equity, and social justice.COVID-19 is laying bare society’s underlying structural inequities that increase the risk of exposure, infection, and death for minority and...

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Social Mission in Health Professions Education: Beyond Flexner

Education • October 30, 2022

Social Mission Alliance founder Fitzhugh Mullan describes the parameters that show the commitment of health professions schools to social mission. Education, research, and service are well-established missions of health professions schools and teaching hospitals in the United States. The role of social mission in these institutions is vitally important but less clear. Broadly defined, the social mission of a health...

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