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From The President

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Reflecting on the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges

New York, NY

A key measure for any foundation is whether the work it supports is having impact or influencing change in its area of focus. I recently returned from Denver, CO, where I attended the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting, something I do every year. This year I was particularly struck by how much of the work we support is permeating discussions about academic medicine reform.

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Foundation Updates

New Board Grants Awarded

New York, NY

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is pleased to support two new innovative projects to improve health professions education.

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Foundation Updates

Macy Faculty Scholar Jennifer Myers on Patient Safety

Philadelphia, PA

Macy Faculty Scholar Jennifer Myers discusses patient safety.

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On The Issues

Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Medical Schools

New York, NY

With an impending physician shortage, news that the number of first-time medical school applicants reached an all-time high this year was encouraging. Even more significant, a greater number of African American and Hispanic students have shown interest in the profession, applying and enrolling in higher numbers than ever before.

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