News and Commentary Season 3: Stories and Scholarship from the 2023 Macy Faculty Scholars

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We are excited to announce the third season of Vital Voices, a podcast from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and share the introductory episode.

This episode’s transcript is available here.

The third season of Vital Voices focuses on the 2023 cohort of Macy Faculty Scholars—six individuals chosen to participate in our two-year Macy Faculty Scholars career development program because of their demonstrated potential as future leaders in medical and nursing education. We think you will find their work to advance health professions education—and their own personal experiences and perspectives—to be inspiring. 

To kick things off in today’s opening episode, I speak with Afaf Meleis, PhD, FAAN, LL, and Kelley Skeff, MD, PhD, two members of the Macy Faculty Scholars Program National Advisory Committee who have been with the program since its inception in 2010. Their input was instrumental to the launch of the program, and their ongoing service as members of the program’s National Advisory Committee has been a great asset to our Scholars. In this episode, Afaf and Kelley share their perspectives on both the history and the future of the program, and also recount details of their meaningful and ongoing work as mentors to numerous Scholars.

As always, we hope that you will share the podcast with your social media networks. Look for episode two next week, and if you are interested in hearing more about the Macy Faculty Scholars Program, we encourage you to check out our website and subscribe to Vital Voices wherever you get your podcasts.

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