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The Foundation regularly hosts and supports conferences and briefings to convene experts and leaders in the field of medical education.

2018 Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Awards


Atlanta, GA · Nov 13, 2017 - Dec 18, 2017

The Beyond Flexner Alliance announces the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Awards for Excellence in Social Mission in Health Professions Education. Awards will be given in four categories: individual, program, institution and lifetime achievement.

The purpose of the Awards is to recognize outstanding leadership in advancing social mission in health professions education.  Social mission is defined as activities or initiatives that teach, model, or improve community engagement, diversity, disparities reduction, value based care, or engagement with the social determinants of health.  Social mission enhancement means making programs not only better, but fairer.

Each award will include a $2,000 honorarium, up to $2,000 to produce a video to be shown at the event, an engraved award recognizing the person, program, or institution, and travel expenses for a representative to attend the Beyond Flexner 2018 conference.  Awards will be made at the Beyond Flexner 2018 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia (April 9-11, 2018). Conference registration fees will be waived for this representative.

Nominators should be sure to check the correct box (individual, program, institution, or lifetime achievement) on the nomination form. The nominator must provide details of the nature of the activities and delineate how these activities promote social mission in health professions education and include a description of the community or societal impact.

Nominations should be submitted on the electronic form. To be eligible applications must be received by the Awards Committee before 11:59 PM Eastern time on December 18, 2017.

Awards will be presented at the Beyond Flexner 2018 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia (April 9-11, 2018).