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It is with great pleasure that we announced today the first cohort of Macy Faculty Scholars. These five scholars represent the next generation of innovators in health professions education. They will lead important curriculum reform in their home institutions, testing new models, approaches and content to better educate our future health care workforce. They will also participate in national faculty development programs and become part of a national network of Macy advisors and innovators.More >
We have good evidence that health care delivered in teams is more efficient and leads to better outcomes for patients. But, while we are beginning to break down the silos that doctors, nurses and other health professionals work in, collaborative education is still not the norm. By providing opportunities for students from different health professions to work together in classroom and clinical settings, we can build a foundation for team-based care.More >
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One hundred years ago, a scathing indictment of American medical schools known as the Flexner Report led to sweeping reforms in physician education.
A century later, medical education is again in need of major change - and not only because of national health reform. Despite everything they do so well, medical schools have not kept pace with the ever-evolving needs of the society they serve.
The centennial of Abraham Flexner’s landmark report, coupled with rapid and dramatic changes in health care, offers an opportunity to review just how far medical schools have come, and, more importantly, where they need to go next.More >
I am pleased to share with you the report “Educating Nurses and Physicians: Toward New Horizons,” a summary of the June 2010 invitational conference hosted by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The conference brought together deans and other leaders from medical and nursing schools at seven U.S. academic health centers. These leaders shared accomplishments and ideas related to their efforts to provide graduate health professions students with education and training in team-based care.
The report provides an overview of the three-day working conference, including an introduction to interprofessional education, summaries of the plenary discussions, and descriptions of the interprofessional education initiatives underway at the seven participating pairs of nursing and medical schools.More >