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RNs and the Future of Primary Care: One Student’s Reflections

Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Harmon, nursing student at Thomas Jefferson University, on preparing registered nurses for enhanced roles in primary care

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Grantee Voices

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Health Profession Schools Need To Better Prepare Students for Mobile & Connected Health Technologies

Houston, TX

Jing Wang, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, of University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing, discusses the current state of mobile and connected health technologies and its impact on health professions education.

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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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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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