Doctors Fredrick, Goodman and Schlegel on Panel Promoting Social Accountability in Medical School Curricula at 25th National Conference

N. Benjamin Fredrick, Penn State University Global Health Center
N. Benjamin Fredrick, Penn State University Global Health Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania

A three person panel, consisting of practitioners with expertise in international health, will present a panel entitled “The Politics of Health Equity: Teaching Social Accountability in Medical School”.

The panelists will argue for the necessity of incorporating the principles of social accountability in medical school curricula.

The panel consists of N. Benjamin Fredrick, MD, Director of the Penn State University-College of Medicine Global Health Center, Mark Goodman, MD, a faculty member of the Creighton University Family Medicine Residency Program, and Elisabeth Schlegel, M. Sci., Ph.D., MBA, is an Associate Professor of Microbiology at the Ross University School of Medicine.

Dr Fredrick is an associate professor on faculty at the College of Medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine where he directs several courses, including the innovative Global Health Scholars Program.

Mark Goodman, MD, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
Mark Goodman, MD, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

In his role as director of the Global Health Center, Dr Fredrick is involved in organizing collaborations and pursuing potential opportunities for global health engagement for the medical center.

Dr Goodman was a physician in Walnut Creek, California, prior to accepting the medical directorship of refugee clinics and hospitals in Showak, Sudan and Migori-Suna, Kenya.

Dr Goodman now practices iat the Alegent-Creighton clinic in Omaha’s Old Market.

Areas of Dr Goodman’s medical interest include HIV care, hospice, pain management and diabetes.

Elisabeth Schlegel, Ph.D,, MBA; Ross University, Dominica
Elisabeth Schlegel, Ph.D,, MBA; Ross University, Dominica

Dr Schlegel’s MBA thesis discussed the design of a novel medical school fostering social accountability.

She is a proponent of a medical school curriculum that “fosters the passion to help the fellow human alleviating suffering”.

Each of the panelists formerly held a National Conference Scholar honoring a Senior Fellow of the National Conferences and the Coastal Research Group.

Dr Fredrick was the 2012 Mark E. Clasen National Conference Scholar, Dr Goodman the 2013 Gary LeRoy National Conference Scholar and Dr Schlegel the 2013 Marc Babitz Naitonal Conference Scholar.

The National Conferences on Primary Health Care Access are annual invitational conferences, composed of persons in the fields of medicine and health sciences, public health and health administration.

The 25th National Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on April 14-16, 2014.

For questions or requests for further information on the 25th National Conference, the e-mail address is coastalresearchgroup@gmail.com.