The Institute for Medicine as a Profession is dedicated to advancing the principles of medical professionalism as a field of study and a force in shaping policy. The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of the public by fostering innovation in health professionals’ education. To these ends, we have developed a joint matching grant program, now entering its third year. The objective of the grant program is to enhance undergraduate and graduate medical education about the ideals of professionalism and lead to students and professionals who will incorporate those ideals throughout their careers. IMAP and Macy seek to enable faculty at academic medical centers (medical schools and teaching hospitals) to design and implement innovative programs in this area.
Intended Participants: Medical students (preferably in clinical years) and residents in all programs. Faculty development programs will also be considered.
Program Track: In promoting professionalism, IMAP and Macy are looking less to classroom presentations and more to learning through the clinical experience. Although didactic lectures may have a role, the program emphasizes the promotion of professionalism within practice settings.
Matching Support: Each project proposal must have matching support (external funding or in-kind) over the grant period in a grant : match ratio of at least 1 : 1.
On-going Commitment and Dissemination: Applicants must describe in detail how the curriculum will be sustained by the host institution after the grant period is completed. Applicants should also consider how successful programs might be disseminated more widely within their institutions and across institutions.
Original Material: While IMAP and Macy will consider proposals that fund pre-existing programs, strong preference will be given to applicants who develop an original curriculum.
IMAP and Macy will give five awards annually to educational programs in professionalism. Grants will be provided for a two year period at $25,000 per year. The program will also fund airfare and lodging for two faculty members from each program to attend a national IMAP-Macy meeting on educating to professionalism. These travel funds are in addition to the $25,000 per year, and should not be included in the budget proposal.
Internal Selection Process
The above materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 15, 2012. The selected nominee will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance wtih the sponsor's deadline of Monday, December 10, 2012.
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