The role of social and community service in medical education

The next 100 years

David Muller, Yasmin Meah, Jeffrey Griffith, Ann Gel Palermo, Arthur Kaufman, Kirk L. Smith, Steven Lieberman

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Abstract

Abraham Flexner's focus on science in medical school curricula was not intended to exclude or marginalize the importance of service in training American physicians. The erosion of service in academic medicine in the century after his report was the result of forces as wide ranging as research priorities, health care financing, and industry's influence. The authors review the historical context of these changes and make the case that reintroducing service into medical school curricula has never been more important. They describe the impact that neglecting service has had on society, patients, the medical profession, medical students, and medical education. After defining what is meant by social, public, or community service, they go on to detail signature programs at University of Texas Medical Branch, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, focusing on the two major categories of health care delivery and education. These examples, in geographically and demographically disparate schools of medicine, demonstrate that it is possible to successfully reintegrate service into the missions of academic medical centers and medical schools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-309
Number of pages8
JournalAcademic Medicine
Volume85
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010

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Muller, D., Meah, Y., Griffith, J., Palermo, A. G., Kaufman, A., Smith, K. L., & Lieberman, S. (2010). The role of social and community service in medical education: The next 100 years. Academic Medicine, 85(2), 302-309. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181c88434

The role of social and community service in medical education : The next 100 years. / Muller, David; Meah, Yasmin; Griffith, Jeffrey; Palermo, Ann Gel; Kaufman, Arthur; Smith, Kirk L.; Lieberman, Steven.

In: Academic Medicine, Vol. 85, No. 2, 02.2010, p. 302-309.

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Muller, D, Meah, Y, Griffith, J, Palermo, AG, Kaufman, A, Smith, KL & Lieberman, S 2010, 'The role of social and community service in medical education: The next 100 years', Academic Medicine, vol. 85, no. 2, pp. 302-309. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181c88434
Muller D, Meah Y, Griffith J, Palermo AG, Kaufman A, Smith KL et al. The role of social and community service in medical education: The next 100 years. Academic Medicine. 2010 Feb;85(2):302-309. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181c88434
Muller, David ; Meah, Yasmin ; Griffith, Jeffrey ; Palermo, Ann Gel ; Kaufman, Arthur ; Smith, Kirk L. ; Lieberman, Steven. / The role of social and community service in medical education : The next 100 years. In: Academic Medicine. 2010 ; Vol. 85, No. 2. pp. 302-309.
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