Blogs

Becoming a Change Maker: Syed Haider

Syed Haider bears many identities: graduating medical student, Student Council President, Pakistani, Muslim, leader, and change maker. Since the beginning of his medical career at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Syed has been an advocate for social justice and human rights and has been intentional about his efforts. We sat down with Syed to get his perspective and advice on becoming a change maker.

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An Update on Spheres

Over the past few months, the RBI Spheres have made some progress with their Change Targets and Objectives. Here are the highlights. Admissions SphereTo assist in the development of the training materials, the Admission Sphere implemented a...

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New Year to Implement Change

The Guiding Coalition started this year by implementing the change towards our targets. Still unclear about the members and role of the guiding coalition? (Check it out.)In January, we achieved wins from every sphere as outlined below.  Admissions:...

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Five Key Actions in Four Months

Since our last updates, RBI’s Guiding Coalition of Change Leaders focused their energy on five key actions to get us closer to the vision of becoming a health professions school providing healthcare and education that is free of racism and bias.   Action...

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Rethinking with Systems Thinking

We can all agree that telling people to change the way they act or talking about how we envision change isn’t sufficient. If we want to change behavior, we need to change the system that drives that behavior. A systems thinking perspective forces us to look at the...

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Town Hall: Nine Questions; Nine Answers

On Tuesday, March 20, the Department of Medical Education hosted a Town Hall  to announce a clear message about racism and bias: The time to change is now. After the event, we distributed a post-event survey eliciting your feedback. Based on the post-town hall survey...

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The Time to Change is Now: RBI Town Hall

On March 20, 2018 the Department of Medical Education hosted a town hall meeting in an effort to share our approach to the next phase of the Racism and Bias Initiative—the people and process side of the transformational change. The town hall presented a unique...

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Leadership Letters: AOA, Equity, and Wellness

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) holds among its highest values academic rigor, social justice, equity, and collaboration. We pride ourselves on being a school that mitigates unhealthy competition among students. We understand the limited value of...

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