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Grantee Voices

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Teaching to Care for the Chronically Ill: The InterACT Program

In 2010 we challenged ourselves to create a longitudinal-integrated clerkship at an urban tertiary medical center. Incorporating several unique venues at the Icahn School of Medicine such as a student-run free clinic and an adult and pediatric home visit program, we aimed to expose a select group of third-year medical students to the rewards and challenges of caring for the chronically ill.

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Grantee Voices

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Macy Faculty Scholar Jennifer Myers on Graduate Medical Education

Jennifer Myers, MD of the University of Pennsylvania reflects on her two years as a Macy Faculty Scholar. Dr. Myers was part of our inaugural 2011 Class.

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From The President

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George Thibault on the President’s Budget Proposal

New York, NY

President Obama’s 2015 budget calls for major increases in funding to expand primary care, including doubling funding for the National Health Service Corps and increasing the number of residency slots for doctors wanting to work in primary care.  Although the budget plan faces many hurdles in Congress, many of the policies in the President’s budget reflect recommendations that the Macy Foundation has been making for a number of years.  President George Thibault reflects on the President’s budget and what it could mean for addressing the nation’s primary care shortages.

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In The Media

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Innovations in Medical Education: Aligning Education with the Needs of the Public

Macy President George E. Thibault, MD spoke to faculty and staff of Quinnipiac University’s Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on innovations in health professions education. Dr. Thibault’s talk focused on six areas of innovation: interprofessional and interdisciplinary education; new models of clinical education; new content to complement the biological sciences; competency-based education; incorporation of new educational and information technologies; and increased efficiency and individualization of education.

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