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Foundation Updates

Macy Faculty Scholars: FAQs

New York, NY

We are thrilled at the response to our new Macy Faculty Scholars program. Since the two webinars we recently hosted, we’ve received great questions about the program and have taken the opportunity to provide answers to the most common of them.  If you have questions that are not answered here, please contact us.  We thank you for your interest in the program and look forward to receiving your application.

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Foundation Updates

Commentary: Column Highlights Need for Fresh Ideas on GME

New York, NY

The New England Journal of Medicine recently featured a column titled “Transforming Graduate Medical Education to Improve Health Care Value” by Glenn Hackbarth and Cristina Boccuti. The authors highlight the need for new perspectives on graduate medical education (GME) and we support their call for a fresh look at GME.

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Foundation Updates

Macy Faculty Scholars Webinar: Macy President Discusses New Program

New York, NY

On February 9, Foundation president George E. Thibault, MD detailed the newly launched Macy Faculty Scholars program. The webinar gave participants the opportunity to discuss the goals and objectives, eligibility criteria, components of the application, selection criteria and program timeline with Foundation president George E. Thibault, MD.

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Health Care Leaders: GME System Needs to Better Align with Patient Needs

New York, NY

GME Policy Workgroup Recommendations Would Reshape Current GME System To Make It More Accountable, Flexible and Responsive

A panel of leaders in academic medicine and health care today urged Congress to seek an independent, external review of how U.S. graduate medical education programs are governed, financed, and regulated to make sure that they are producing the right number and mix of physicians and that they are more accountable to public need.  With the United States facing a serious shortage of physicians and increased numbers of patients with medical insurance seeking care, the group is calling for an immediate, one-time increase in the number of medical residency slots in targeted specialties so the United States can maintain a ratio of 250 doctors for every 100,000 people.

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