Our Priorities Preparing Future Health Professionals to Navigate Ethical Dilemmas

To succeed today, health professionals need more than clinical skill. They must also be prepared to navigate the complex ethical dilemmas that arise when confronting barriers that conflict with professional ideals and aspirations. Those teaching in learning environments cannot anticipate every scenario, but they can equip future health professionals with essential tools for navigating dilemmas that arise when managing issues of patient access, end of life, interactions with other health professionals and many other complex situations.

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 and ecological destruction has crystallized in the public consciousness.

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Bridging the Gap for Incoming Medical Residents

Residency is often seen as the defining stage of medical education, but for new medical school graduates, the transition can be quite challenging.

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Abortion Restrictions Devastating Impact on Medical Education

Abortion bans and restrictions are directly harming pregnant people who have lost the ability to make decisions about their own health. They are also having a devastating impact on medical education.

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News and Commentary

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AI and Tech in Health Professions Education: An Interview with Dr. Geoff Stetson

For the sixth episode of Vital Voices Season 3, Dr. Holly J. Humphrey is joined by Geoff Stetson, MD, an Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of...
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Advancing Equity Through Genomics in Nursing: An Interview with Dr. Andrew Dwyer

For the fifth episode of Vital Voices Season 3, Dr. Holly J. Humphrey is joined by Andrew Dwyer, PhD, FNP-BC, a board-certified family nurse practitioner and Associate Professor of Nursing at Boston College’s William...
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Battling the Opioid Epidemic Locally: An Interview with Dr. Sara Arter

For the fourth episode of Vital Voices Season 3, Dr. Holly J. Humphrey is joined by Sara Arter, PhD, RN, an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Miami University in Ohio.
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Identifying Gaps in Surgery Training: An Interview with Dr. Brenessa Lindeman

For the third episode of Vital Voices Season 3, Dr. Holly J. Humphrey is joined by Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP, Associate Professor of Surgery and Medical Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink...

Publications

Read 2023 Annual Meeting of the Macy Faculty Scholars

In June 2023, the Macy Faculty Scholars family--Scholars, National Advisory Committee members, staff, and special guests--gathered in New York City to engage in meaningful conversations about the state and future of...

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2022 Macy Conference Recommendations

Read 2022 Annual Meeting of the Macy Faculty Scholars

In June 2022, the Macy Foundation convened the Macy Faculty Scholars, the program’s National Advisory Committee members, and mentors of the 2021 Scholars to share project and career updates, discuss the year’s...

Read 2021 Annual Meeting of the Macy Faculty Scholars

In June 2021, the Macy Foundation virtually convened the Macy Faculty Scholars, the program’s National Advisory Committee members, and mentors of the 2020 Scholars to share project and career updates, discuss the...