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Addressing Age-Related Bias and Discrimination in Health Professions Education

In the sixth episode of Vital Voices, Holly J. Humphrey is joined by Dr. Terry Fulmer. They discuss ageism and age-related inequities in health care delivery and outcomes and how we can use our health professions...

COVID-19 and the Impact on Medical and Nursing Education Webinar Recording and Resources

Recording, resources and information from the Macy Foundation webinar “COVID-19 and the Impact on Medical and Nursing Education.”

Combating Bias Against the AANHPI Community

In the next episode of Vital Voices, Holly J. Humphrey is joined by Dr. Howard Koh, who shares his experience as a Korean-American navigating a career in medicine, academia, and public service.

The Social Determinants of Medical Education: A Call to Action

In this edition of Macy Notes, Macy Foundation President Holly J. Humphrey is joined by Christopher DaSilva, MD, to discuss the social determinants of medical education.

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How to Educate Health Professionals in the Middle of a Pandemic

With support from the Association of American Medical Colleges, medical schools in New York, and a grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Tara Cunningham and her team at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai launched the week-long Subway Summit Webinar Series: COVID-19 Lessons Learned from the Epicenter, where they brought more than 700 registrants from across the world together to participate in eight different sessions focused on helping faculty, administrators, and students adapt to medical school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Increasing the Number of Black Male Doctors by Any Means Necessary

With support from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Dr. Dale Okorodudu and Black Men in White Coats began holding annual summits in 2019 geared toward middle and high school students, parents, educators, clinicians, partners, and community leaders to provide in-person exposure to healthcare and healthcare professionals and serve as a forum to address the low representation of Black men in medicine.

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Diversity and Cultural and Language Competency is Crucial for Excellent Care

In 2018, with support from the Macy Foundation, the National Hispanic Health Foundation convened a meeting of experts from around the world to discuss how to improve medical Spanish training in medical education.

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