Health care that supports what matters most

We’re working to ensure that we all get the care that supports what matters to us throughout our lives, especially if we’re seriously ill.

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You're Invited to Maine Medical Center's Grand Rounds

May 16 2022

Please join us for Maine Medical Center's Palliative Medicine and Clinical Ethics virtual Grand Rounds on Tuesday May 17th, 2022 8-9AM ET, "Paving the Way for Universal Medical Student Training: the Massachusetts Medical Schools Collaborative" with speakers Jennifer Reidy and Stephanie Chan.

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Happy Birthday to the Coalition!

May 12 2022

Six years ago at the John F. Kennedy Library, we launched our Coalition. It was a truly unforgettable day, not just because Anna was 9 months pregnant. We have been reflecting on our collective work through the strategic planning process we started this spring. Though we’ve only just begun, we wanted to share a bit of our thinking so far and see how it resonates with all of you. The graphic below summarizes our ‘starting point’ for this work. We would greatly appreciate any of your reactions, comments, or questions. The link will take you to a short, open-ended survey, where you can share with us anything the graphic provokes. Your thoughts would be an excellent birthday present…

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Beyond the hidden curriculum: students speak up about their training in serious illness communication

Apr 27 2022

The Massachusetts Medical Schools’ Collaborative conducted eight focus groups with medical students to understand their perspectives on their training in serious illness communication and palliative care. In this qualitative study, 50 fourth-year medical students from Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine, and UMass Chan Medical School shared their thoughts and experience. Six key themes emerged.

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