The information below is related to the Beyond Flexner 2022 Conference. The Social Mission Alliance 2024 Conference Information will be available soon. Thank you.

Travel by bus to one of these events, at no charge to attendees.

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

ASU Community Collaborative at Westward Ho

618 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Join us at the iconic, historic Westward Ho in hosting a community collaborative event where students and tenants gather for music, dance, and socializing. The ASU Community Collaborative program fuses student learning with community solutions through its student-run interprofessional services center located inside the Westward Ho, a subsidized housing complex for 300 seniors and individuals with disabilities. Under the supervision of ASU faculty, students from multiple disciplines facilitate a variety of social and recreational activities to promote health and well-being. Participants in this session will have an active (and fun) role in supporting the success of this exhilarating event!

Native American Connections' Patina Wellness Center: A Community-Based Recovery Model and Traditional Talking Circle:

337 E Virginia Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

At Native American Connections in Phoenix, Patina Wellness Center offers a unique community-based, whole-person recovery model for substance use. At Patina, families are kept together; and parents going through recovery may bring their children with them. Native American healing practices and evidence-based healthcare are used side-by-side. During the visit to the Patina Wellness Center, attendees will receive a tour of the Center and participate in a traditional talking circle led by one of Patina’s cultural counselors.

A.T. Still University

Mesa Campus: 5850 East Still Circle, Mesa, AZ. 85206

AT Still University is guided by its mission to focus on whole-person healthcare, scholarship, community health, interprofessional education, diversity, and underserved populations. Visit our Mesa campus and see for yourself how we are preparing future healthcare professionals to meet our mission. 

A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) 
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the ATSU-SOMA model of clinical education. SOMA integrates a unique and innovative curriculum combined with early clinical experiences that prepares students for a valuable and meaningful future in osteopathic medicine.
Utilizing a “1+3” model, ATSU-SOMA students are placed in the clinical setting much earlier than many other medical schools that utilize a “2+2” model. During their first year on the Mesa campus, students’ didactic coursework is supplemented with standardized patient interactions, simulations, medical skills, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Beginning in year 2, the students begin rotating with preceptors in one of 12 community health center partners around the nation. While didactic instruction continues, patient interaction, professionalism, ethics, preventive medicine, and communication skills are emphasized in years 2-4.
ATSU’s Arizona Dental Clinics

A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) hosts two on-campus clinics, the ATSU-ASDOH Dental Clinic and The Center for Advanced Oral Health, both of which are among the first university-affiliated dental clinics in Arizona. The Center for Advanced Oral Health offers comprehensive dentistry for patients with complex medical conditions; intellectual, physical, and emotional disabilities; and other special healthcare needs. 

Poverty Simulation

Hyatt Regency Phoenix Hotel (Phoenix Ballroom, 2nd Floor):
North 2nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Poverty is a melting pot without limits, boundaries, or discrimination. Poverty affects more than 40 million individuals and families within the US. Often not knowing where their next meal might be coming from, every family’s nightmare becomes a reality as they begin to lose hope, their sanity, and their health. We invite you to participate in an interactive immersion experience that sensitizes participants to the realities of living in poverty and hopefully increases their understanding of the communities they serve as healthcare providers. Through role-playing scenarios, participants adopt a new persona and act out a lifestyle that provides a true-to-life glimpse into the structural barriers faced by families living in various low socioeconomic situations. This 2-hour simulation provides participants a better understanding of what it is like for a low-income family trying to survive one month of everyday life. Participating in the Poverty Simulation is an attempt to bridge the gap between misconception to understanding with an end goal to inspire action toward positive community change.

Include during registration any physical impairments (i.e., wheelchair, cane, etc.) that we should be aware of for accommodations? Any additional languages are spoken fluently other than English? If yes, what languages do you speak fluently?