Congratulations to Marcus Mosley, the first recipient of the James McCune Smith, MD Medical Student Award. The award honors the legacy of James McCune Smith, MD, the first African American medical doctor in the United States. The award was established to recognize talented young people who hold promise as healthcare leaders committed to addressing health disparities.
Marcus, a Rudin Fellow, has been conducting research examining the presentation of race in the medical curriculum and how its construction influences students’ beliefs, attitudes, and conceptualization of race. He has also pursued graduate study in narrative medicine at Columbia University, and engaged in multiple research experiences with CSOM faculty.
Mr. Marcus Mosley is committed to reducing healthcare disparities. He earned a Master's degree in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University and is trained in qualitative research methods. Currently, Mr. Mosley is examining the presentation of race in the medical curriculum and how its construction influences students’ beliefs, attitudes, and conceptualization of race.
As a future clinician-scientist, Mr. Mosley is 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 determinations of health. He has volunteered throughout his professional career with numerous organizations through Hope for New York, and currently facilitates narrative medicine sessions for undergraduate students at The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education Program at CUNY.
Additionally, Mr. Mosley works with the CUNY School of Medicine Laboratory of Urban Community Health, which is focused on developing community-level strategies to reduce HIV and stigma among black men who have sex with men (MSM).
Click Here to view Mr. Mosley’s acceptance of the 2020 James McCune Smith, MD Medical Student Award, and his presentation on his latest research in healthcare disparities in medicine.