Our Priorities Increasing Collaboration Among Future Health Professionals

Students, residents, and graduate students historically learn and train as highly skilled, but largely autonomous, professionals. This “siloed” approach is obsolete and is being replaced by environments where health professionals and their learners work together as a high functioning team. This means promoting collaboration among health care providers, such as nurses, social workers, physicians  pharmacists, and others so that learners in these environments are trained to provide the highest quality patient care as members of a collaborative team. Public health leaders play a critical role in promoting community health and preventing disease and are vital collaborators with the health care team.

Increasing Collaboration Among Future Health Professionals

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Clinical Learning Environments Lead the Fight Against COVID-19

Holly J. Humphrey shares more about the Macy Foundation's new strategic plan and how it aligns with the needs uncovered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rethinking the Health Professions Educator

2019 Macy Faculty Scholar, Rachel Salas, M.D., shares how she teamed up with educational leaders to develop and offer two new curriculum tracks to better prepare future health professionals.

Macy Foundation Announces New Strategic Funding Priorities

The only national foundation focused on health professions education outlines a 10-year strategic plan to bring bold new changes to the training of future health professionals

Call for Papers for Special Journal Supplement

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation invites submissions of original research papers and case studies related to the topic of Addressing Bias and Reducing Discrimination in Health Professions Learning Environments for...