According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Medical Association (AMA), "85% of primary care physicians and pediatricians say their patients have health concerns caused by unmet social needs" -- but only 20% of physicians feel equipped to address those needs: "This should not be a big surprise. ... Primary care physicians aren't trained to address these issues," said Jane Lowe, … [Read more...] about Beyond the Clinical: Equipping Emerging Physicians to Address the Social Determinants of Health
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Every year, the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation honors emerging medical professionals with Leadership Awards recognizing "strong, nonclinical leadership skills in advocacy, community service and/or education." Given that The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF)'s mission is to develop Leaders in Service, it's fitting that two of this year's inspiring AMA Leadership Award recipients -- … [Read more...] about Two Schweitzer Fellows for Life Win AMA Leadership Awards
Click here to read the e-Letter, which encourages graduate students interested in addressing health disparities to begin planning their Schweitzer Fellowship applications. … [Read more...] about Schweitzer Fellowship Opportunities Highlighted in AMA e-Letter on Ending Disparities
View the item in the American Medical Association's official e-newsletter here (click the Medical School News section, and scroll to item 3). … [Read more...] about AMA eVoice Highlights Schweitzer Fellowship Opportunities
"We need to rethink the cost of a medical education and do more to reward medical students who choose a career as primary care physicians and who choose to work in underserved areas instead of a more lucrative path." -- President Barack Obama, in today's speech to the American Medical Association … [Read more...] about Our First Non-Schweitzer Quote of the Day!