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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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Health Care Leaders: GME System Needs to Better Align with Patient Needs

New York, NY

GME Policy Workgroup Recommendations Would Reshape Current GME System To Make It More Accountable, Flexible and Responsive

A panel of leaders in academic medicine and health care today urged Congress to seek an independent, external review of how U.S. graduate medical education programs are governed, financed, and regulated to make sure that they are producing the right number and mix of physicians and that they are more accountable to public need.  With the United States facing a serious shortage of physicians and increased numbers of patients with medical insurance seeking care, the group is calling for an immediate, one-time increase in the number of medical residency slots in targeted specialties so the United States can maintain a ratio of 250 doctors for every 100,000 people.

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Foundation Updates

Transforming Pediatric Residency Training to Improve Care for Underserved Children

Request for Applications NOW OPEN

The call for proposals is now open for Transforming Pediatric Residency Training to Improve Care for Underserved Children: A Team-Based Approach Grant. The goal of this grant is to help residency programs improve their community pediatrics and advocacy training. Programs selected will create sustainable strategies to implement change to enhance residency training in community pediatrics and advocacy.

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Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Launches First Faculty Scholars Program

New York, NY

To develop the next generation of national leaders in medical and nursing education, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation today unveiled a new funding initiative: the Macy Faculty Scholars Program.  The Faculty Scholars Program is an attempt to recognize and nurture mid-career medical and nursing faculty that have shown great promise by providing to them protected time, mentoring, and a national support network so they can become leaders in educational innovation.  The Foundation is launching its first scholars program to accelerate needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and health care delivery.

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