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Discussing the IOM Report on GME

New York, NY

On July 29th the Institute of Medicine publicly released its report on graduate medical education entitled Graduate Medical Education That Meets the Nation’s Health Needs.

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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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George Thibault on Teaching the Social Factors of Health

New York, NY

There is increasing attention being given to the relationship between social factors and health care. This month, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Commission to Build a Healthier America released a set of recommendations calling for a broad look at how to improve health. Macy President George Thibault talks about what health professions schools are doing to instill students with needed skills to understand the connections between health care and the social factors that influence patient’s health.

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