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Doctors Serving People: Restoring Humanism to Medicine through Student Community Service (Critical Issues in Health and Medicine) Description
The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action Description
Learning through Serving: A Student Guidebook for Service-Learning Across the DisciplinesDescription
Leading for a Lifetime: How Defining Moments Shape Leaders of Today and TomorrowDescription
Service-Learning in Theory and Practice: The Future of Community Engagement in Higher EducationDescription
Change the World with Service Learning: How to Create, Lead, and Assess Service Learning ProjectsDescription
Service-Learning and Social Justice: Engaging Students in Social ChangeDescription
The Unheard Voices: Community Organizations and Service LearningDescription
The Future of Service-Learning: New Solutions for Sustaining and Improving PracticeDescription
Beyond Flexner Report
Beyond Flexner, a W.K Kellogg Foundation-funded study at the Department of Health Policy of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, explored unintended consequences of the Flexner Report with a focus on innovative models of medical education that address social mission. The Beyond Flexner Study began with the development of an Advisory Committee consisting of sixteen leaders in medical education and health policy. The research team and Advisory Committee identified eight core modalities that stand out as essential elements in the social mission of education, and selected six medical schools which have demonstrated a commitment to strengthen their contribution to health equity.
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine was chosen to be a participant in this study because of their stated commitment to local and regional care, deliberate recruitment of underrepresented minorities and students from rural backgrounds, and overt focus on primary care education. A team comprised of Dr. Alex Stagnaro-Green, Dr. Henry Sondheimer, Dr. Malika Fair, and Sarah Diamond traveled to Springfield for a three day visit in September 2011. This visit consisted of multiple group and individual interviews based on a standard Beyond Flexner site visit template and visits to Memorial Health System and St. John’s Hospital.