Vision and Mission Statement


We are dedicated to teaching health professionals to deliver evidence-based, ethical, and equitable care that honors the unique needs and values of our patients.  We aim to promote knowledge, discourse, and scholarship that complements clinical curricula and allows trainees to appreciate the barriers to and strategies for high-quality, individualized, and effective patient care.


The healthcare education council will achieve our vision through development and implementation of the following steps:

  1. We will connect trainees with educational resources that promote competency in skills central to providing Right Care. Examples include, but are not limited to the art of listening, establishing and incorporating patient preference in clinical decisions, providing care at the end of life, basic evidence-based medicine, cognitive biases and heuristics, and the power of human relationships.
  1. We will connect trainees with established efforts of the Right Care Alliance that translate Right Care knowledge into action. Available programs range from small individual efforts e.g. “Who is Your Patient”; “What is Your Biggest Worry?”; posing the “American College of Physicians “High Value” questions on rounds, writing vignettes for JAMA Internal Medicine’s Teachable Moments series to larger coordinated efforts e.g. implementing Right Care Rounds or a Do No Harm Project, leading a Boomers for Balanced Care session in the community, listening booths, or story slams.

Organizing Commitee

David Burstein

Medical Student
Rush Medical College

Brandon Combs, MD (Convener)

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine;
Fellow for Medical Education, Lown Institute;
Co-creator of the Do No Harm Project;
Section editor of Teachable Moments, JAMA Internal Medicine

Why did you join this council? 

I am excited to help shape a health care system we can all be proud of and the Lown Institute is perhaps the most committed, best-positioned organization to lead this effort.

Anubhav Kaul, MD

Medical Resident
Lahey Medical Center, Boston, MA

Why did you join this council?

I want to promote a dynamic medical curriculum that not only helps trainees diagnose and treat diseases, but also raises awareness about the environment we practice in and fosters more meaningful relationships with patients.

Aaron Stupple, MD

Hospital Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center;
Fellow, Lown Institute;
Copello Fellow, National Physicians Alliance

Why did you join this council? 

Changing healthcare means changing minds. I believe students and trainees represent the freshest minds and stand to serve as the foundation for culture change in healthcare. As we better understand better healthcare, we make a difference by personally embodying it and publicly advocating it.

Meeting Notes

Notes from 5/26 coming shortly.

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