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Our Persistent Bus Factory: Redesigning and Realigning Health Professions Education for the Future

2020 Macy Faculty Scholar, John Burkhardt, MD, PhD, discusses the contradictions in the design of our health professions education system and emphasizes the need for reevaluation and reform.
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Celebrating Today’s Nurses and the Future of Nursing: An Interview with Ashley Darcy-Mahoney

Macy Foundation President Holly J. Humphrey took the opportunity to speak with 2017 Macy Faculty Scholar Ashley Darcy-Mahoney, PhD, NNP, FAAN, about the recently released Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report. As a...
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Congratulations, Graduates!

Macy Foundation President, Holly Humphrey, congratulates the graduating class of 2021 and health professions faculty and staff, and offers remarks for the future.
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Humans are not bread: Why Medical Education Should be Competency-Based and Time-Variable

2020 Macy Faculty Scholar, Benjamin Kinnear, MD, MED, explains the challenges and benefits of competency-based time-variable training models and how they fit into the medical education system.

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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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