In 2014 we selected six Macy Faculty Scholars who undertook innovative projects at their home institutions to better prepare health professions students for practice in our changing health care system.
As their tenure ends, the 2014 class reflects on what the program has meant to each of them and how it has impacted their careers.
“Participating in the Macy Faculty Scholars Program has been a joy. It has given me the time to further develop as a leader, pursue educational projects that are important to me, and be part of an outstanding group of health professions educators. The support and mentorship was unsurpassed. My Macy Faculty Scholar experience will continue to help me grow in my career for years to come.”
—Laura Hanyok, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
“Being a Macy Faculty Scholar allows you to be part of a community and part of a family. You feel like you have a place where you belong as you think about health professions education reform. For myself, being selected validated my project and protected my professional time to be able to explore ideas and concepts that I would have never had the time to do otherwise.”
—Douglas Larsen, MD, Med, Washington University School of Medicine
“The Macy Faculty Scholars Program has probably been the single most impactful experience of my professional career. It has been a tremendous accelerant for me in terms of my leadership role at the University of Rochester and is validation for the work I am trying to do. It’s been the community and collegiality of my cohort that has pushed me further and farther. I can’t say enough about the program.”
—Sarah Peyre, EdD, University of Rochester Schools of Medicine and Nursing
“The Macy Faculty Scholars Program has allowed me to remain in a faculty position as a leader without having a formal leadership title. It gave me a platform for being able to institute a change that I had been working on for several years. The Macy program gave my work a true set of legs and has made it so that my work is sustainable.”
—Deanna Reising, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FNAP, ANEF, Indiana University School of Nursing
“Being a Macy Faculty Scholar helped me develop a greater understanding of the underpinnings of successful education and learning theory. The program provides the basis for doing great things and then gives you support in helping you achieve those goals.”
—Charles Vega Jr., MD, University of California Irvine School of Medicine
“Having the Macy name attached to my work gave me a seat at the table and helped get my project off the ground. The program continues to give me the support I need to keep going. At any time, I am able to call upon my friends in the cohort who help me problem solve and move my project forward.”
—Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing
Interested in being a Macy Faculty Scholar? Apply Now. Applications are now open for our 2017 class.