Annals of Internal Medicine
Volume 152, Issue 12
Workforce Issues; Medical Education
The study proposes a new method of ranking medical schools through the creation of a "social mission" score, reflecting that many believe that medical schools should be accountable to society and have a social mission to train physicians to care for the population as a whole, taking into account such issues as whether schools produce physicians who practice primary care, work in underserved areas, and represent the diversity of the population.
Mullan, F., Chen, C., Petterson, S., Kolsky, G., Spagnola, M. (2010). The social mission of medical education: Ranking the schools. Annals of Internal Medicine, 152(12), 804-811.