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Health Professions Education to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

New York, NY

Together with four medical schools and their partner health professional schools, the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) is developing a new curriculum to educate health professionals about ways to improve diagnosis. We caught up with SIDM’s Mark L. Graber, MD, and Diana Rusz, MPH, to learn more about their new Macy-funded project.

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New Models for Clinical Education

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Web Conference Recording: Innovations in GME: Aligning Residency Training w/ Changing Societal Needs

On November 28, the Macy Foundation hosted a web conference to discuss innovations and promising new approaches to the content and financing of GME across the country.

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Grantee Voices

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Macy’s 2014 Scholar Class Takes a Look Back

New York, NY

As their tenure ends, the 2014 class reflects on what the program has meant to each of them and how it has impacted their careers.

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New Models for Clinical Education

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New Report: Regional Innovations in Graduate Medical Education

New York, NY

Today, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation released a report to help guide efforts to improve graduate medical education (GME) programs. The report spotlights innovations and promising new approaches to the content and financing of GME from across the country.

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Call for Applications: 2017 Macy Faculty Scholars Program

New York, NY

We are pleased to invite applications for our seventh class of Macy Faculty Scholars.

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Foundation Updates

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Web Conference Recording: Preparing Registered Nurses for Enhanced Roles in Primary Care

New York, NY

On October 7, the Macy Foundation hosted a web conference to discuss new recommendations for leaders of nursing schools, primary care practices, and health systems on preparing registered nurses for enhanced roles in primary care.

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New Report: Preparing Registered Nurses for Enhanced Roles in Primary Care

New York, NY

Today, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation issued a series of recommendations for leaders of nursing schools, primary care practices, and health systems on preparing registered nurses for enhanced roles in primary care.

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On The Issues

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New Discussion Papers from the National Academy of Medicine

Washington, DC

Guided by an 18-member steering committee, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has called on more than 100 leading researchers, scientists, and policy makers from across the United States to provide expert guidance on 19 priority focus areas for U.S. health policy. The resulting collection of discussion papers released today is organized around three overarching goals for the United States: better health and well-being; high-value health care; and strong science and technology.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Macy Faculty Scholar Bridget O’Brien on Advancing the Field of Interprofessional Education

New York, NY

Bridget O’Brien, PhD, of the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, discusses how she is using theory to inform interprofessional clinical practice.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Clinic First: How Transforming the Teaching Clinic Will Create Pathways for Primary Care

San Francisco, CA

From 2013-2015 with support from the Macy Foundation, researchers from the Center for Excellence in Primary Care (CEPC) at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) visited 23 primary care teaching clinics to map out what a “high-performing clinical experience” looks like for students, residents, faculty and patients. We caught up with one of the project’s lead researchers, Dr. Reena Gupta, to learn more about the current state of primary care education and the “Clinic First” model.

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2016 Scholars Selected

New York, NY

We are delighted to announce our sixth class of Macy Faculty Scholars!

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Memoona Hasnain on Being a Macy Faculty Scholar

New York, NY

Memoona Hasnain, MD, MHPE, PhD, of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine is part of Macy’s 2013 Scholar Class. As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Hasnain developed an interprofessional program that places students in community settings to help them better understand and address the health needs of underserved populations. We sat down with Dr. Hasnain to hear about her time as a Macy Faculty Scholar.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Macy Faculty Scholar Cheryl Woods Giscombé on Promoting Mental Health Equity

New York, NY

Cheryl Woods Giscombé, PhD, MSN, RN, PMHNP, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, discusses the Interprofessional Leadership Institute for Mental Health Equity aimed at engaging pre-professional students in curricula and service-learning activities.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Mayumi Willgerodt on Being a Macy Faculty Scholar

New York, NY

Mayumi Willgerodt, PhD, MPH, RN, of the University of Washington School of Nursing is part of Macy’s 2013 Scholar Class. As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Willgerodt developed an interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum for pediatric dental residents, advanced practice nursing students and social work students to care for underserved children. We sat down with Dr. Willgerodt to hear about her time as a Macy Faculty Scholar.

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New Models for Clinical Education

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UCSF/Macy Conference Highlights GME Innovations Commitment to Health Care Equity

San Francisco, CA

UCSF recounts the Californina Regional GME Conference: Building a Better Workforce for Better Health, which brought together health professionals from the region, to discuss current innovations in GME.

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Lisa Day on Being a Macy Faculty Scholar

New York, NY

Lisa Day, PhD, RN, CNE, of the Duke University School of Nursing is part of Macy’s 2013 Scholar Class. As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Day developed an interdisciplinary course focused on teaching professional values. We sat down with Dr. Day to hear about her time as a Macy Faculty Scholar.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Macy Faculty Scholar Lauren Collins on Interprofessional Education

New York, NY

Lauren Collins, MD, of Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, discusses her new interprofessional education curriculum and the importance of mastering team-based care in a clinical setting.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Lauren Meade on Being a Macy Faculty Scholar

Springfield, MA

Lauren Meade, MD, of Tufts University Medical School is part of Macy’s 2013 Scholar Class. As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Meade developed a new competency-based curriculum focused on providing safe and effective hospital discharges. We sat down with Dr. Meade to hear about her time as a Macy Faculty Scholar.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Kelly Karpa on Being a Macy Faculty Scholar

New York, NY

Kelly Karpa, PhD, RPh, of Penn State College of Medicine is part of Macy’s 2013 Scholar Class. As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Karpa developed an education project that brought medical, nurse practitioner, and pharmacy students together to think more critically about medications. We sat down with Dr. Karpa to hear about her time as a Macy Faculty Scholar.

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Shared Values In Primary Care

Macy has helped make possible some of Primary Care Progress’ most important initiatives, including the Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit and the student hotspotting project. PCP sat down with President Dr. George Thibault to discuss the need for improved primary care education and the importance of interprofessional teamwork and learning to care for the underserved.

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Wrenetha Julion on Being a Macy Faculty Scholar

New York, NY

Wrenetha Julion, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, of Rush University Medical Center’s College of Nursing is part of Macy’s 2012 Scholar Class. As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Julion developed a cultural competency course for health professions students. We sat down with Dr. Julion to hear about her time as a Macy Faculty Scholar.

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Career Development in Health Professions Education

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Assessing Progress on the IOM Report The Future of Nursing

Washington, DC

The resulting report, Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing, offers recommendations that provide a blueprint for the Campaign and other stakeholders to accelerate implementation of The Future of Nursing recommendations.

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Sandrijn van Schaik on Being a Macy Faculty Scholar

New York, NY

Sandrijn M. van Schaik, MD, PhD, of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is part of Macy’s 2012 Scholar Class. As a Macy Faculty Scholar, van Schaik developed guidelines to help health professions students and practicing professionals communicate more effectively with each other around patient care. We sat down with Dr. van Schaik to hear about her time as a Macy Faculty Scholar.

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News Releases

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MACY LAUNCHES SIX-REGION SERIES TO ILLUMINATE INNOVATIONS IN DOCTOR TRAINING ACROSS THE NATION

New York, NY

Amid calls for reform in the way new doctors are trained, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation today announced the launch of the Macy Regional Conferences on Innovations in GME.

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On The Issues

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The New Era of Education: A Conversation with Dr. Rishi Desai

New York, NY

Rishi Desai, MD, MPH, is the new Chief Medical Officer at Osmosis, a web and mobile education platform that helps medical, nursing, and other health professions students learn and retain information better. We caught up with Dr. Desai to learn more about his work and how he sees technology as a resource to improving health professions education.

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Wendy Madigosky on Being a Macy Faculty Scholar

New York, NY

Wendy Madigosky, MD, MSPH, of the University of Colorado is part of Macy’s 2012 Scholar Class. As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Madigosky developed a curriculum in safety and quality improvement for all health professions students at her institution. We sat down with Dr. Madigosky to hear about her time as a Macy Faculty Scholar.

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On The Issues

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Using Technology to Improve Health Professions Education

New York, NY

Catherine Lucey, MD, Vice Dean for Education at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, is a coauthor of “The Future of Health Professions Education,” a paper commissioned by the Macy Foundation for our April 2015 conference. The paper, which will be included in the comprehensive conference monograph out later this fall, helped spark engaging and provocative conference discussions that informed Macy’s new recommendations for how technology can enhance health professions education.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Ted James on Being a Macy Faculty Scholar

New York, NY

Ted James, MD, Professor at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, is part of Macy’s 2012 Scholar Class. As a Macy Faculty Scholar, James developed an interprofessional quality improvement and safety curriculum. We sat down with Dr. James to hear more about his time as a Macy Faculty Scholar.

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Technology in Health Professions Education: A Conversation with Dr. Charles Prober

New York, NY

Charles G. Prober, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and professor of pediatrics, microbiology and immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine, is using technology to enhance the education experience and simultaneously build a common core curriculum for medical students. We caught up with Dr. Prober to learn more about his work and how he sees technology as a resource to improving health professions education.

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Macy Faculty Scholar Laura Hanyok on Interprofessional Education

New York, NY

Laura Hanyok, MD, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, discusses her new interprofessional education program and the importance of team-based care.

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Kenya Beard on Being a Macy Faculty Scholar

New York, NY

Kenya Beard, EdD, GNP-BC, NP-C, ACNP-BC, ANEF, Associate Vice President for Curriculum & Instruction at Jersey College, is part of Macy’s 2012 Scholar Class. As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Beard developed a multicultural training program to help nursing faculty educate minority students. We sat down with Dr. Beard to hear about her time as a Macy Faculty Scholar.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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New Report on Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

Washington, DC

On Tuesday, September 22, The Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care released its new report, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care.

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New Models for Clinical Education

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Macy Faculty Scholar Douglas Larsen on Transforming the Educational Ecosystem

New York, NY

Douglas Larsen, MD, MEd, of the Washington University School of Medicine, discusses his new self-regulated learning program aimed at building a collaborative educational setting.

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Career Development in Health Professions Education

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Start the New Semester with a New Issue Brief!

New York, NY

We are pleased to share with you our latest issue brief on Providing Faculty Development For Health Professions Education, one of five areas where we focus our grantmaking.

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On The Issues

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Using Technology to Help Students Continuously Learn

New York, NY

Ryan Haynes, PhD, and Shiv Gaglani, co-founders of the innovative learning platform, Osmosis, are transforming the way health professions students learn and retain information. We caught up with Shiv and Ryan to learn more about their work and how they see technology as a gateway to enhance health professions education.

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Macy Faculty Scholar Sarah Peyre on Patient-Centered Technology

New York, NY

Sarah Peyre, EdD, of the University of Rochester Schools of Medicine and Nursing, discusses her field research and training modules to make health care technology more humanistic and patient-centered.

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Web Conference Recording: Enhancing Health Professions Education through Technology

New York, NY

On July 14, the Macy Foundation hosted a web conference to discuss new recommendations from a meeting of leaders in health professions education, higher education, healthcare delivery, patient advocacy and technology development on how best to maximize existing and emerging technologies.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Macy Faculty Scholar Deanna Reising on Transitional Care Training

New York, NY

Deanna Reising, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, ANEF, of Indiana University School of Nursing, discusses her new program at the school’s Center for Interprofessional Health Education and Practice training medical and nursing students on care transitions.

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2015 Scholars Selected

New York, NY

We are delighted to announce our fifth class of Macy Faculty Scholars!

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Day in the Life: Lauren on InterACT

New York, NY

Lauren Feld, MD Student, Class of 2015, reflects on her participation in the Interclerkship Ambulatory Care Track (InterACT)

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New Models for Clinical Education

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Macy Faculty Scholar Charles Vega on Bringing the Patient to the Forefront of Education

New York, NY

Charles Vega, MD, of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, discusses his new longitudinal curriculum that gets students out of the classroom and in front of real patients.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Toolkit Prepares Preceptors for Interprofessional Teams of Learners

Minneapolis, MN

Last week, the University of Kansas Medical Center and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education released a toolkit featuring a series of online educational modules and small-group activities focused on the professional development of clinical preceptors who lead interprofessional student teams.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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New Issue Brief: Delivering Interprofessional Education

We are pleased to share with you our latest issue brief on delivering interprofessional education and teaching teamwork, one of five areas where we focus our grantmaking.

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George Thibault Examines the New MCAT Exam

New York, NY

Macy President George Thibault reflects on the new MCAT exam and the impact that a revised test structure will have on medical school admissions.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Macy Projects Spotlighted in US News & World Report

Last week, US News & World Report’s Beth Howard reported on some of the innovative ways medical schools are transforming health professions education and building new programs to teach the doctors of tomorrow.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Macy Faculty Scholar Meg Zomorodi on Interprofessional Education

Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, discusses her new interprofessional education curriculum across six UNC schools.

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The Next Level of Patient Partnerships

New York, NY

Macy Special Advisor to the President, Stephen Schoenbaum, MD, MPH shares his views on what it will take to make patients truly feel a part of the health care team.

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New Models for Clinical Education

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Institute of Medicine Report on GME - A Call for Reform

John K. Iglehart, national correspondent, wrote an article in a recent New England Journal of Medicine that discusses the key recommendations and challenges from the Institute of Medicine report, Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs. Read the complete article (complimentary access is provided).

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Career Development in Health Professions Education

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Dena Hassouneh on Being a Macy Faculty Scholar

Dena H. Hassouneh, PhD, ANP, PMHNP of Oregon Health & Science University is a member of Macy’s 2011 Faculty Scholar Class. We sat down with Dr. Hassouneh to hear about her two years as a Macy Faculty Scholar.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Macy Faculty Scholar Mayumi Willgerodt on Interprofessional Oral Health Care

Mayumi Willgerodt, PhD, MPH, RN of the University of Washington (UW) School of Nursing discusses her new interprofessional education program.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Spreading Like A Wildfire: Interprofessional Education- The Vanderbilt Experience

An interview with Bonnie Miller, Linda Norman, and Heather Davidson on IPE at Vanderbilt.

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Foundation Updates

Call for Applications: 2015 Macy Faculty Scholars Program

We are pleased to invite applications for our fifth class of Macy Faculty Scholars.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Eve Colson on Being a Macy Faculty Scholar

Eve R. Colson, MD, MHPE of Yale University is part of Macy’s 2011 Scholar Class. We sat down with Dr. Colson to hear about her two years as a Macy Faculty Scholar.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Macy Faculty Scholar Lisa Day on Teaching Professional Values

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Lisa Day, PhD, RN, CNE, of the Duke University School of Nursing will design an interprofessional course for nursing and medical students.

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On The Issues

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Health Affairs Convenes Public Forum to Talk GME

Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, September 10th in Washington, D.C., Health Affairs, with support from the Macy Foundation, convened a group of experts to discuss the Institute of Medicine’s recent report, Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs.

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Career Development in Health Professions Education

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Roberta Waite on Being a Macy Faculty Scholar

Roberta Waite, EdD, APRN, CNS-BC of Drexel University is part of Macy’s 2011 Scholar Class. We sat down with Dr. Waite to hear about her two years as a Macy Faculty Scholar.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Web Conference Recording: Partnering with Patients, Families, & Communities to Link IPE

New York, NY

On July 22, the Macy Foundation held a web conference to discuss new recommendations from a meeting of leaders in health professions education and practice, and consumer organizations for partnering with patients, families, and communities to link interprofessional practice and education.

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New Models for Clinical Education

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The New York Times on Shortening Medical Education

Last week the New York Times’ Denise Grady reported on the “Drawn-Out Medical Degree,” and shared how many leading institutions today are shortening their medical school curriculums to three years.

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IOM Report on GME Affirms Continuation of Medicare Funding; Recommends More Public Accountability

New York, NY

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation welcomes the IOM’s call for a more publically accountable graduate medical education enterprise in its report, Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Macy Faculty Scholar Memoona Hasnain on Teaching Health Disparities

Memoona Hasnain, MD, MHPE, PhD of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine discusses her new interprofessional program to create learning experiences geared toward reducing health disparities.

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Career Development in Health Professions Education

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2014 Scholars Selected

We are honored to welcome six scholars to the 2014 class of Macy Faculty Scholars.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Macy Faculty Scholar Alan Dow on Implementing Interprofessional Education

Alan Dow, MD of Virginia Commonwealth University reflects on his work as a 2011 Macy Faculty Scholar and its impact on his career.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

MACY PANEL CALLS ON PROVIDERS & EDUCATORS TO TREAT PATIENTS & FAMILIES AS FULL PARTNERS IN CARE

New York, NY

Report Outlines Immediate Steps Healthcare Organizations and Health Professions Schools Should Take To Spur Meaningful Participation for Patients and Families and Community Residents To Foster Optimal Health

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Macy Faculty Scholar Kelly Karpa on Interprofessional Education

Kelly Karpa, PhD, RPh, of Penn State College of Medicine discusses her new interprofessional program to teach medical and nurse practitioner students about medications.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Modern Healthcare on the New Era of IPE

Last week, Modern Healthcare’s Andis Robeznieks reported on the growing number of academic medical centers and health systems around the country that are offering training to students and working professionals in how doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants and other clinicians should collaborate to provide coordinated care.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Are Med School Grads Prepared to Practice Medicine?

Pauline Chen, MD, health blogger for The New York Times Well Blog, recently wrote about the transition new medical grads go through when they start their internships or residencies.

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New Models for Clinical Education

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New Issue Brief on Developing New Models for Clinical Education

We are pleased to share with you our latest issue brief on developing new models for clinical education, one of five areas where we focus our grantmaking.

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Macy Faculty Scholar Jennifer Myers on Graduate Medical Education

Jennifer Myers, MD of the University of Pennsylvania reflects on her two years as a Macy Faculty Scholar. Dr. Myers was part of our inaugural 2011 Class.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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George Thibault on the President’s Budget Proposal

New York, NY

President Obama’s 2015 budget calls for major increases in funding to expand primary care, including doubling funding for the National Health Service Corps and increasing the number of residency slots for doctors wanting to work in primary care.  Although the budget plan faces many hurdles in Congress, many of the policies in the President’s budget reflect recommendations that the Macy Foundation has been making for a number of years.  President George Thibault reflects on the President’s budget and what it could mean for addressing the nation’s primary care shortages.

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George Thibault on the Importance of Medical Professionalism

New York, NY

The Macy Foundation and the Institute on Medicine as a Profession (IMAP) recently extended the proposal deadline for the Education and Training to Professionalism Initiative. Macy President George Thibault shares why professionalism in medicine is more important than ever before.

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Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

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Macy Faculty Scholar Lauren Meade on Hospital Discharge Training

Lauren Meade, MD, of Tufts University Medical School discusses her new interprofessional course focused on care transitions.

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