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 This “siloed” approach is obsolete and is being replaced by environments where health professionals and their learners work together as a high functioning team.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

2019 Macy Faculty Scholar, Amanda Kirkpatrick, PhD, RN, shares more about how online education programs can help health care professionals overcome physical distancing barriers to provide the best, safest patient care...
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The COVID-19 Pandemic: Time to Catalyze a Collaborative Revolution in Health Professions Education

Holly J. Humphrey shares more about the Macy Foundation's new strategic plan and how to make collaboration a permanent feature of clinical learning environments.
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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.
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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.