Mission Fit: Additional Information

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The following information is provided by the Mission In Action Pilot Working Group as of spring 2021. For more information, please contact Bruce Blumberg, MD, Professor of Clinical Science, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine.

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Applicants, Aspiring Medical Students, and Prehealth Advisors,

Our project has expanded the MSAR® mission field in the Spring 2021 edition, allowing pilot schools to answer the following questions:  

  • “How has your school’s mission informed the structure and content of its curriculum?”
  • “How does your school’s mission impact student life and support services?”
  • “How does your school’s mission influence admissions practices and priorities?”
  • “How is your school’s mission reflected in the professional activities of its graduates?”

We hope that, given this additional information, prospective applicants and their advisors will be able to make more informed decisions about where to apply. Additionally, we expect that medical schools will be better able to recruit applicants who have the experiences, attributes, and metrics that are best suited to that school’s particular mission.

Pilot schools include:

  • Boston University School of Medicine.
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine.
  • Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
  • University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.
  • University of Florida College of Medicine.
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
  • University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School.
  • Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

If you have reviewed the mission section of the MSAR guide for any of the pilot schools, we ask you to complete this short survey, so that the AAMC will be able to assess the impact of the enhanced mission field. If the added information is found to be of sufficient value to MSAR users, the project will expand to include additional schools in future years.

Thank you for your assistance with this pilot,

The Mission In Action Pilot Working Group:

Leila Amiri, PhD
Associate Dean of Admissions, The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Bruce Blumberg, MD

Professor of Clinical Science, Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

Leila Harrison, PhD, MA, MEd
Vice Dean for Admissions, Student Affairs and Alumni Engagement, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Washington State University 

Erik Porfeli, PhD
Professor and Chair of Human Sciences, Human Sciences Administration, The Ohio State University

Will Ray Ross, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Diversity, Washington University School of Medicine

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