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 This “siloed” approach is obsolete and is being replaced by environments where health professionals and their learners work together as a high functioning team.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.

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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A Hands-On Approach to Enhance Community Care

Most patients think about healthcare in the United States as a single, interconnected system. They don’t necessarily distinguish between primary care providers, specialists, public health experts, emergency providers, and others.

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News and Commentary


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...

Announcing the Catalyst Awards for Transformation in Graduate Medical Education

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation announces the availability of the Catalyst Awards for Transformation in Graduate Medical Education to support interventions in the clinical learning environment that enhance graduate...

Co-creating a New Paradigm in Health Professions Education

Macy Foundation President, Holly J. Humphrey begins our year-long series of posts focused on the 2021 Macy Conference recommendations by interviewing Dr. Robbie Henson, Ms. Jennifer Dias, and Dr. Subani Chandra about...

Ensuring a Better Future in Health Professions Education: Taking A Closer Look at the 2021 Macy Conference Recommendations

Macy Foundation President, Holly J. Humphrey, MD, MACP, sets the stage for upcoming blog posts in which she'll talk with educators, learners, and thought leaders about their insights and opinions related to the...