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Four Major Foundations Join Together To Advance Interprofessional Health Education

New York, NY

Four leading foundations focused on health, health professions education, and patient care, have announced they will support the creation of a new national Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice.

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Macy Foundation Awards $750,000 to Institute of Medicine for Study of Graduate Medical Education

New York, NY

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation has awarded the Institute of Medicine (IOM) $750,000 to study the governance and financing of graduate medical education (GME). An independent review of the goals, governance and financing of the system for training physician residents in the United States was one of several recommendations issued by experts at an October 2010 conference about GME reform sponsored by the Macy Foundation.

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Five Nurse and Physician Academic Leaders Join First Class of Macy Faculty Scholars

Foundation’s New Program Offers Mentorship, $1 Million in Support to Lead Innovations in Health Professions Education

New York, NY—The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation today named five medicine and nursing faculty members from health professions schools across the country to its first class of Macy Faculty Scholars. Each Scholar has put forth a bold proposal for educational reform at their home institution and will receive support and mentorship from the Foundation to pursue that project.

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New Initiative Supports Professionalism Education in Medical Schools and Residencies

New York, NY

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Institute on Medicine as a Profession (IMAP) have awarded $250,000 in professionalism education grants to five faculty from academic medical institutions around the country.  Each grantee will get $50,000 over a two-year period to help integrate professionalism education into medical school curricula and instill the notion of professionalism in a new generation of physicians.  The awards are the first in the Education and Training to Professionalism Initiative (ETPI), a new collaboration between Macy and IMAP, both of which are based in New York City.

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