Advancing Human Flourishing
through Caring and Character in Medicine
The Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine (KNN) is preparing physicians from pre-med through practice with an emphasis on caring and character.
The KNN has three primary goals:
- Transform medical education through the acculturation of caring and character into learning and practice environments
- Influence healthcare and health outcomes through the advancement of caring and character
- Engage broader society to enhance human flourishing
Embracing integrity, fairness, honesty, and good judgment.
Clinical Learning Environments
That prepare learners to meet new demands to care for patients and populations with an emphasis on caring and character.
Who enter medical school to prepare for a career of learning centered on excellence, character, and caring to provide patient-centered care and thrive as healthy professionals.
Who focus on caring and character to facilitate creative thinking and connecting with students in collaborative, interactive ways.
Professionalism in Medicine
Reenvisioning medical professionalism in the context of caring and character.
Recognizing the importance and interdependence of medical education, health outcomes and health systems.
Advancing caring and character in medicine toward the broader goal of promoting human flourishing.