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Incorporating Indigenous Health into Health Professions Education Curriculum

It's Native American Heritage Month, and Dr. Holly J. Humphrey spoke with Dr. Mary Owen about the Center of American Indian and Minority Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus.
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Celebrating Teachers - And Why You Should Be One

For UNESCO’s World Teachers Day, Holly J. Humphrey authors the latest Macy Notes blog to make an important case to clinicians and scientists on the importance and the reward of incorporating education into one’s...
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Redesigning simulation-based learning environments to promote DEI and cultural humility

In honor of of Healthcare Simulation Week 2022, guest authors Drs. Cynthia Foronda (2018 Macy Faculty Scholar), Ruth Everett-Thomas, and Desiree A. Díaz share their recommendations on how faculty, and their learners,...
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On Rotation with Dr. Shirlene Obuobi: A Discussion of Race, Art, and the Rigors of Medical Training

In this edition of Macy Notes, Holly J. Humphrey speaks with one of her former medical students, Shirlene Obuobi, MD, now a cardiology fellow and published author. They discuss her debut novel and challenges faced by...

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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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