Educating to Professionalism

IMAP and the Macy Foundation are delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 Education and Training to Professionalism Initiative grant.

In the fourth year of this grant program, the funded programs continue to innovate medical professionalism education.

From such a strong applicant pool IMAP and Macy selected five winners:

Our grantees incorporated education on professionalism into their organizations in a variety of ways, including assessing professionalism issues within social media, fostering a community in support of professionalism, connecting professionalism with advocacy education,and incorporating professional self-improvement into the curriculum.


2013 Grant Winners


·       Dr. Lee Savio Beers, MedicalDirector of Municipal and Regional Affairs, Children’s National Medical Center: “Developing a Health Advocacy and Public Policy Pathway for Pediatric Residents.” 

·       Dr. Kathy Faber-Langendoen, Chair, Center for Bioethics & Humanities, SUNY Upstate Medical University:  “A Proposal for Case-based Professionalism Education for Internal Medicine Residents and Fellows: A Partnership between SUNY Upstate Medical University and the American College of Physicians.”

·       Dr. Peter Lichstein, Professor of Internal Medicine and Vice Chair for Education, Wake Forest School of Medicine:  “Breathing New Life into an Old Tradition: Teaching Professionalism at the Bedside.”

·       Dr. Stuart Slavin, Associate Dean for Curriculum, Professor of Pediatrics, Saint Louis University School of Medicine:  “An Integrated Approach to Enhancing Resident and Medical Student Professionalism at SaintLouis University School of Medicine.”

·       Dr. Meghan Treitz,Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine: “An Advocacy and Reflective Practices Curriculum: Changing the Culture in a Pediatric Department and Residency to Advance Professional Ideals and Practice.”


2012 Grant Winners

IMAP and Macy are funding four proposals:


2011 Grant Winners

In the inaugural year of the grant program, IMAP and Macy funded five proposals:

Our grantees incorporated education on professionalism into their organizations in a variety of ways, including building inter-profession professionalism education, promoting faculty development, instituting a dual-campus program, initiating a professionalism curriculum with a four-year scope, and creating a curriculum with a special emphasis on physician advocacy.

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