Blogs

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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Dean Charney on Undoing Racism and Bias

Combating systemic racism and bias often begins with addressing it on an individual level. We recently caught up with Dean Charney to provide his lens on racism and bias in our community, and what lengths we are willing to go to undo its effects in the health...

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