Dear Learning Communities Institute Supporters:
I’m writing to you with great pleasure, on behalf of the LCI Leadership Council, to share news that we’ve achieved an exciting milestone—our years of meaningful collaboration has now been transformed into the Learning Communities Institute, Inc., and we’ve been approved by the IRS for 501c3 non-profit status. This accomplishment is actually a culmination of a 3-year effort that began at our 2010 annual LCI meeting, as attendees expressed a desire for more continuous collaboration and support in developing our learning communities as applied to medical education.
The Leadership Council and the LCI charter members feel passionately about learning communities and the ways they are contributing to more meaningful, relational environments in health care, whether in caring for patients, teaching, mentoring, research, or administration. However, we’re hoping we aren’t alone in committing to this vision, and we’d truly like to invite you and the learning communities that you participate in to become members of the LCI. Would you consider joining us?
The LCI membership structure is detailed on the "Join the LCI" page. We hope that you’ll find this membership opportunity for you and/or your learning community to be welcoming, affordable and provide both the opportunity for support for home activities, as well as the chance to collaborate nationally and contribute to the growth of the LC movement in meaningful ways. With your support, the LCI will continue to grow its activities and programming in the months and years ahead.
Rob Shochet, MD
Founding Chair, Learning Communities Institute, Inc.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Colleges Advisory Program and
Clinical Foundations of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Anne and Mike Armstrong Medical Education Bldg
1600 McElderry St, Suite 202
Baltimore, MD 21205