News and Commentary Macy’s 2016 Scholar Class Takes a Look Back

In 2016 we selected five 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 2016 class reflects on what the program has meant to each of them and how it has impacted their careers.

“The Macy Faculty Scholars Program introduced me to a new level of participation in interprofessional education and gave me the lens to see opportunities that I missed before. The mentors and colleagues have given real-time feedback and valuable support that allowed ongoing implementation of team-based palliative care education in our region, regardless of seemingly insurmountable barriers.”
DorAnne Donesky, PhD, RN, University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing

“The Macy Faculty Scholars Program has had a wonderful influence on my career. I have grown as a medical educator and am poised to succeed in the next phase of my career. The mentorship from the National Advisory Committee and the previous Scholars has been amazing. I look forward to basking in the joy and opportunity being part of the Macy family provides as my career progresses.”
Cristina M. Gonzalez, MD, MEd, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

“Joining the Macy Faculty Scholars family has been the professional opportunity of a lifetime. The program afforded me crucial time and support to advance a project I am passionate about and to grow individually as a health professions educator. Working within this network of Scholars has empowered me to pursue new leadership opportunities and to envision a different, better future for health professions education.”
Temple Ratcliffe, MD, FACP, University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

“Being selected as a Macy Faculty Scholar has had a significant impact on my career as an educator in the health professions. I have been able to participate in continuing education conferences that have influenced how I teach and lead in an interprofessional setting. I have been able to meet and network with colleagues from around the country who have extensive experience in the areas of education that are most interesting to me. Most importantly, the credibility and validation that the Macy Faculty Scholars Program bestowed on my project empowered me to implement a much bigger project with broader collaborations than I could have ever imagined. It is an enormous honor for me to be a part of the Macy family.”
Tyler Reimschisel, MD, MHPE, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

“The Macy Faculty Scholars Program has been a life-changing experience for me, both personally and professionally. It broadened my view on the scope of health and healthcare transformation through interprofessional education and collaboration. It connected me with thought leaders in healthcare and brought me close friendship with other Scholars that are emerging national leaders in interprofessional education. The hands-on learning from mentors has inspired me to seek leadership positions and the project itself has led me to success in leading changes at my institution and the national level. I am forever appreciative of this amazing and transformational experience.”
Jing Wang, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, FAAN, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing

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