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News Releases

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New Academy Professorship honors medical education icon

Boston, MA

Dean for Medical Education Edward M. Hundert, MD ’84, announced April 6 that the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, which is the only national foundation dedicated solely to improving the education of health professionals, has established the George E. Thibault Academy Professorship at Harvard Medical School

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Grantee Voices

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Training Future Pediatric Providers to See Health Beyond Our Clinic Doors

Washington, DC

Macy Faculty Scholar Ashley Darcy-Mahoney, PhD, NNP, FAAN is developing a multidisciplinary elective for nursing and medical students who want to learn about the social factors that shape health. Learn why this issue hits close to home for her and what she is doing about it.

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On The Issues

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The Road Traveled for New Medical Schools

New York, NY

Twenty-one new medical schools have enrolled students since 2006, when the AAMC called for an increase in U.S. medical school enrollment. In this latest report, Dr. Mike Whitcomb looks at the six schools that have opened most recently.

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On The Issues

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New Academic Medicine Papers on Competency-based, Time-variable Education

New York, NY

In a new Academic Medicine supplement experts explore what it will take to transition to an education system in which students advance at their own pace, as they master a set of specific concepts and skills.

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