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NMED Alum Receives First Time Award from National Medical Fellowships Organization

Please join us in congratulating Class of 2018 Narrative Medicine alum, Marcus Mosley!

On Wednesday, March 4th, 2020, National Medical Fellowships and the Founding Committee members of the James McCune Smith, MD Lecture and Award Reception for Excellence, Innovation, Diversity, and Research in Health Disparities in Medicine, selected Mr. Marcus Mosley as the first recipient of the James McCune Smith, MD Medical Student Award.

Marcus Mosley is a second-year medical student at The City University of New York (CUNY) School of Medicine and deeply committed to reducing healthcare disparities. He earned his MS in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University and is trained in qualitative research methods. Currently, Mr. Mosley is conducting research examining the presentation of race in the medical curriculum and how its construction influences students’ beliefs, attitudes and the conceptualization of race.

As a future clinician-scientist, Mr. Mosley is also interested in developing ways in which narrative medicine can be used as a pedagogical tool to promote racial literacy and teach medical students to tackle the societal determinants of health. Under the aegis of Hope for New York, he has volunteered with numerous organizations throughout his professional career and currently facilitates narrative medicine sessions for undergraduate students at The Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program at CUNY. Additionally, Mr. Mosley conducts research at the CUNY School of Medicine Laboratory of Urban Community Health with a focus on developing community-level strategies to reduce HIV and the stigma experienced by black men who have sex with men (MSM).

Learn more about the M.S. in Narrative Medicine program at the Columbia University School of Studies.