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Kern National Network for Flourishing in Medicine

KNN Tree IconThe KNN is excited to announce a new name and logo to better reflect our long-term aspirations and bring all four framework concepts into one identity. Our vision, mission and values remain the same as we work toward flourishing in medicine.

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Advancing Character, Caring and Practical Wisdom in Medicine Toward Flourishing

The Kern National Network for Flourishing in Medicine (KNN) is a national movement focused on integrating caring, character, practical wisdom and flourishing within the profession of medicine.

The KNN has three major priorities:

  1. Transforming medical and health professions education using the concepts of character, caring and practical wisdom.
  2. Working with healthcare organizations to influence cultures and environments.
  3. Sharing knowledge and engaging partners toward broader policy and systems change.
     

Kern National Network | Caring

Character

Embracing integrity, fairness, honesty, and good judgment.
 

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Kern National Network | Caring

Caring

Communicating empathy, kindness, and compassion to patients and families.

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The KNN Is Transforming Medical Education, Cultivating...

 

Clinical learning environments that prepare learners to meet new demands to care for patients and populations with an emphasis on character, caring and practical wisdom.

Clinical Learning Environments

That prepare learners to meet new demands to care for patients and populations with an emphasis on character, caring and practical wisdom.

 

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Learners who enter medical school to prepare for a career of learning centered on excellence, character, and caring that is key providing patient-centered care and flourishing as healthy professionals.

Learners

Who enter medical school to prepare for a career of learning centered on excellence, character, and caring to provide patient-centered care and flourish as healthy professionals.

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Faculty who focus on character, caring and practical wisdom to facilitate creative thinking and connecting with students in collaborative, interactive ways.

Faculty

Who focus on character, caring and practical wisdom to facilitate creative thinking and connecting with students in collaborative, interactive ways.

 

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And Promoting Flourishing in the
Profession of Medicine With a Focus on...

 

Professionalism in Medicine | Re-envisioning medical professionalism in the context of character, caring and practical wisdom.

Professionalism in Medicine

Reenvisioning medical professionalism in the context of character, caring and practical wisdom.
 

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Health Systems | Recognizing the importance and interdependence of medical education, health outcomes and health systems.

Health Systems

Recognizing the importance and interdependence of medical education, health outcomes and health systems.

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flourishing | Advancing character, caring and practical wisdom in medicine toward the broader goal of promoting flourishing.

Bridging Across Differences

Bridging aims to increase understanding and find common ground toward the broader goal of promoting flourishing.

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