Massachusetts Medical Society: Dr. Jasmyne Jackson wins Massachusetts Medical Society’s Underrepresented Physician of Tomorrow Award

Dr. Jasmyne Jackson wins Massachusetts Medical Society’s Underrepresented Physician of Tomorrow Award

Jasmyne JacksonWALTHAM – Dr. Jasmyne A. Jackson, MBA, a pediatric resident physician at Boston Children’s and Boston Medical Center who is recognized by hospital leaders and peers for exemplary and impactful mentorship, has been awarded the Massachusetts Medical Society’s (MMS) inaugural Underrepresented Physicians of Tomorrow Award.

The award recognizes an underrepresented-in-medicine (URM) student or trainee who has demonstrated exemplary advocacy, scholarship, community engagement, and leadership in medicine. The recipient is selected by the Medical Society’s Minority Affairs Section. The Section’s priorities include the development of policies and initiatives that provide career advancement and leadership opportunities for underrepresented physicians and increases participation and mentorship in the MMS.

Jackson’s community involvement includes partnering with the Boston-based Citizens for Juvenile Justice as a medical advisor for their Covid-19 public service announcement and creating the Pediatric Community Advocacy Program, a virtual outreach program for youth of color in the Boston area.

Jackson is a representative of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Organization of Resident Representatives for which she co-led the organization’s committee on quality. She also is an active member of the MMS, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Medical Association.

On the advocacy front, Jackson co-created and managed a diversity library to reflect patients’ identities in BMC’s pediatrics clinic through a quality improvement grant and developed and evaluated a diaper distribution program to incentivize uptake of college savings accounts for low-income patients.

Jackson serves as the co-lead of the Residency Diversity Council Education Arm and develops conferences on equity and inclusion topics. She has delivered multiple local and national talks on health equity and conducted racial economic justice seminars for residents.

The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the statewide professional association for physicians and medical students, supporting 25,000 members. We are dedicated to educating and advocating for the physicians of Massachusetts and patients locally and nationally. A leadership voice in health care, the MMS contributes physician and patient perspectives to influence health-related legislation at the state and federal levels, works in support of public health, provides expert advice on physician practice management, and addresses issues of physician well-being. Under the auspices of the NEJM Group, the MMS extends our mission globally by advancing medical knowledge from research to patient care through the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Catalyst, and the NEJM Journal Watch family of specialty publications, and through our education products for health care professionals: NEJM Knowledge+, NEJM Resident 360, and our accredited and comprehensive continuing medical education programs.

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