Transforming medical education

Toward a future where medical education and training is accessible, representation is a reality, and equity is realized at the scope and scale necessary to transform health for all, the More in Common Alliance has forged a targeted, strategic approach that includes nationwide implementation of:

  • Pipeline and Pathway Programs: inspiring younger local students to develop interest in careers in medicine.
  • Expanded Enrollment at Morehouse School of Medicine: increasing from 100 to 200 students per class to allow more students to attend undergraduate medical school.
  • Undergraduate Regional Medical Campuses: clinical training sites for third- and fourth-year medical students in underrepresented communities across the CommonSpirit Health system.
  • Graduate Medical Education Programs: tripling slots for residency training from 125 to nearly 400 over the next ten years across the CommonSpirit Health system and creating more opportunities for diverse learners to match and practice in underrepresented communities.

Applying this diversity, equity, and inclusion-based strategy will support an increase in underrepresented minority clinicians, who might then return to practice in underserved communities, where they will foster greater patient trust and compliance, leading to improved patient outcomes.