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Providing Patient-Centered Care for Older Americans, and Teaching the Next Generation to do the Same: An Interview with Dr. Helen Fernandez

In this edition of Macy Notes, we recognize and celebrate Older Americans Month by speaking with Dr. Fernandez, a highly respected and accomplished geriatrician and educator at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount...
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Creating Health Professions Learning Environments Inclusive of Those with Disabilities

In the final episode of our first season of Vital Voices, Holly J. Humphrey is joined by Dr. Lisa Meeks to discuss ableism in health professions education.
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Healthcare in the Anthropocene: the Role of Medical Education in the Climate Crisis

For decades, talk of climate change conjured up images of melting icebergs and bleached coral, tragic yet removed from the everyday human experience. Recently, however, the human health threat posed by global warming...
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Announcing the Catalyzing Transformation in GME Awards Program

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation announces the availability of the Catalyzing Transformation in GME Award to support interventions in the clinical learning environment that enhance graduate medical education and improve...

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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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