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Tufts University School of Medicine Maine Medical Center Program 9th Annual McKusick Lecture & Incoming Class Reception
July 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
2017 Lecture: George E. Thibault, MD President, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
George E. Thibault, MD serves as the President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, whose mission is to improve the health of the public. It is the only national foundation dedicated solely to improving the education of health professionals.
Immediately prior to becoming the seventh president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Dr. Thibault served as Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Partners Healthcare System in Boston and Director of the Academy at Harvard Medical School (HMS).
For nearly four decades at HMS, Dr. Thibault played leadership roles in many aspects of undergraduate and graduate medical education. He played a central role in the New Pathway Curriculum reform and was a leader in the New Integrated Curriculum reform. He was the Founding Director of the Academy at HMS, which was created to recognize outstanding teachers and to promote innovations in medical education. Throughout his career he has been recognized for his roles in teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Thibault’s research has focused on the evaluation of practices and outcomes of medical intensive care and variations in the use of cardiac technologies.