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Macy and IMAP Presidents Reflect on New Professionalism Initiative Grants

New York, NY

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Institute on Medicine as a Profession (IMAP) have recently forged a collaboration to improve the education of physicians.  Macy president George Thibault, M.D., and IMAP president David J. Rothman, Ph.D., recently announced a $250,000 Education and Training to Professionalism Initiative (ETPI).  Thibault and Rothman reflected on the new Initiative and its first round of grantees.

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News Releases

New Initiative Supports Professionalism Education in Medical Schools and Residencies

New York, NY

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Institute on Medicine as a Profession (IMAP) have awarded $250,000 in professionalism education grants to five faculty from academic medical institutions around the country.  Each grantee will get $50,000 over a two-year period to help integrate professionalism education into medical school curricula and instill the notion of professionalism in a new generation of physicians.  The awards are the first in the Education and Training to Professionalism Initiative (ETPI), a new collaboration between Macy and IMAP, both of which are based in New York City.

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On The Issues

Macy President Co-authors Call for Reform of GME Financing

New York, NY

Today‚Äôs issue of Modern Healthcare features a column by George E. Thibault, M.D., President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and Dr. Michael Johns, chancellor of Emory University in Atlanta and chair of the GME Policy Workgroup in which they call for reform of graduate medical education (GME) financing. One of their proposals would create 3,000 entry-level GME positions in three specialties: adult primary care, general surgery, and psychiatry.  They also call for more accountability in the way public money is spent educating the next generation of doctors.

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