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Macy Faculty Scholars

The Macy Faculty Scholars Program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing.

About the Program

The Macy Faculty Scholars Program—the first of its kind—launched in December 2010. The program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing.

Applications for the 2019 Macy Faculty Scholars Program are open and due February 13, 2019, by 3pm ET. To read more about the program and apply, please visit this page. For full details about the selection criteria and application process, please see the program brochure.

We will hold an informational webinar for interested applicants on December 12, 2018 at 1pm ET. RSVP here to attend the webinar.

Each year, the Foundation selects up to five faculty leaders. Each Scholar receives salary support up to $100,000 per year over two years. As part of this career development program, the Foundation supports an educational change project in each Scholar’s institution, develops a national network for the Scholars, and provides career advice from a National Advisory Committee.

Each candidate must be nominated by the Dean of their school of medicine or nursing, which must commit to protecting at least 50 percent of the candidate’s time to pursue an educational innovation project at their institution. Each school may nominate only one candidate each year, and candidates must identify a senior faculty member to serve as their mentor. A nursing or medical school with a first-year Macy Faculty Scholar is precluded from nominating a candidate the subsequent year.

Advisory Committee

A National Advisory Committee guides the Macy Faculty Scholars Program and provides Scholars with career advice.

David M. Irby, PhD Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, DrPS (HON), FAAN Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, Emerita, Professor of Nursing and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Professor, Emerita, UCSF School of Nursing

Kelley M. Skeff, MD, PhD George DeForest Barnett Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Christine A. Tanner, RN, PhD, FAAN AB Younmans-Spaulding Distinguished Professor, Emerita, Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing

Samuel O. Thier, MD Professor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Emeritus, Harvard University Medical School

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