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Kern National Network for Caring & Character in Medicine

KNN Tree IconIn collaboration with seven founding member schools representing 3,500+ medical students, the KNN is working to transform the entire life cycle within the profession of medicine.

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Advancing Caring and Character in Medicine Toward Human Flourishing

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

The KNN has three major priorities:

  1. Transforming medical and health professions education using the concepts of caring and character.
  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 caring and character.

Clinical Learning Environments

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

 

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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 caring and character to facilitate creative thinking and connecting with students in collaborative, interactive ways.

Faculty

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

 

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And Advancing Character and Caring
in the Profession of Medicine With a Focus on...

 

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

Professionalism in Medicine

Reenvisioning medical professionalism in the context of caring and character.
 

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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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Human Flourishing | Advancing caring and character in medicine toward the broader goal of promoting human flourishing.

Human Flourishing

Advancing caring and character in medicine toward the broader goal of promoting human flourishing.

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