About

Our Mission 

The Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine is creating a national movement to transform medical education.

We are a broad community of educators developing innovative ways to prepare physicians for what is next in health care.

We are changing what it means to be a physician by redefining medical education from pre-med through practice.

We are helping physicians develop the characteristics that are critical to partnering with patients, their families, and communities with compassion and integrity.

Our goal is better care, better value, better health, and better physician wellness.

Our History

In partnership and with support from the Kern Family Foundation, seven medical schools from across the United States formed the Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine to build on shared strengths, speed innovation and collaboration, and drive national impact.

The Kern National Network founding partners are:

  • Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  • MCW School of Medicine
  • University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
  • University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Since its inception, The Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine has:

  • Established headquarter offices and staff at the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Identified a process for launching collaborative initiatives at Kern National Network founding partner schools
  • Gained national media and industry attention

Our People

The Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine is truly a national movement, bringing together talented and dedicated people from across the United States.

  • Faculty, students, leadership, and staff at Kern National Network founding partner schools

  • The Kern Family Foundation

 

Kern National Network Founding Partners

Cheryl A. Maurana, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin


Senior Vice President for Strategic Academic Partnerships
Stephen and Shelagh Roell Endowed Chair, Professor and Founding Director, Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute and Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine
Consortium Board Chair, Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment, Medical College of Wisconsin


 

Gregory Ogrinc, MD, MS
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
Professor of Medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice


 

Stephanie R. Starr, MD
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

 

Director for Science of Health Care Delivery Education
Associate Professor of PediatricsProfessor of Pediatrics

 

 


 

Catherine Lucey, MD
Univeristy of California San Francisco School of Medicine

Executive Vice Dean and Vice Dean for Education
Faustino and Martha Molina Bernadett Presidential Chair in Medical Education
Professor of Medicine


 

Susan Cox, MD
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

 

Executive Vice Dean of Academics, Deans Office
Chair of the Department of Medical Education
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecologyast
President of the Alliance for Clinical Education

 


 

Elizabeth Petty, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Pediatrics 

 


 

Bonnie Miller, MD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education
Executive Vice President for Educational Affairs
Professor of Clinical Surgery

 


 

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