New Website: Medical Education Futures Study

Posted by on October 13, 2008

Website Highlights Initiative to Examine the Social Mission of Medical Education

The Medical Education Futures Study (MEFS) highlights the need to create a more ethnically and racially diverse physician work force, to train physicians for primary care, and to ensure a more equitable geographic distribution of physicians during the current period of medical school expansion. The MEFS Web site, developed by the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services with support from the Macy Foundation, examines the social mission of medical education from retrospective and prospective points of view and serves as a vehicle of information and data dissemination for students, educators, practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and the press. Content includes two policy briefs: (1) Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine: The Need for a Diverse Physician Workforce and (2) Medical Education Expansion and the Future of Primary Care. Legislative and other news, new school tracking, featured publications, related links, and a periodic newsletter covering relevant news and articles on physician work force, the social mission of medical education issues, and MEFS products are also provided. The Web site is available at:

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