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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 aims to accelerate needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and health care delivery.

Under the program, the Foundation will select up to five faculty leaders each year. Each Scholar will receive salary support at $100,000 per year over two years.  Scholars must be nominated by the Dean of their institutions, who must commit to protecting at least 50 percent of the Scholars’ time to pursue education reform projects at their institution.  Each school may nominate only one candidate each year, and will be expected to provide a senior faculty member to mentor the Scholar.

The Foundation will support educational change in each Scholar’s institution and develop a national network for the Scholars, who will receive career advice from a National Advisory Committee and participate in an Annual Meeting for the program.

Learn about our 2011 Macy Faculty Scholars

Become a 2012 Faculty Scholar

The Foundation is looking for faculty who are committed to careers in health professional education, have served for more than five years on the faculty of the sponsoring school, are innovators, and have shown promise as future leaders.

The eligible candidate must:

  1. Be a doctorally prepared faculty member in good standing at the sponsoring school.
  2. Have served for five or more years as a faculty member, ideally at the sponsoring school.
  3. Have an identified faculty mentor who will provide advice on the candidate’s project and career development.
  4. Have an educational innovation project with the appropriate institutional support.
  5. Have an institutional commitment for the protection of at least 50% of time.
  6. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories.

The application must include the following:

  1. Statement by the candidate of career objectives and personal goals for this program (no more than two pages).
  2. Description by the candidate of the educational innovation project to be undertaken (no more than three pages).
  3. Nominating letter from the Dean of the school.
  4. Letter from the candidate’s mentor indicating a commitment to advise the candidate on project work and career development.
  5. Letter from the candidate’s department Chair indicating the Chair’s commitment to protecting the time of the candidate and describing the role of the candidate in the department.
  6. Letter from one or two other senior faculty members who are familiar with the work of the candidate.
  7. Current Curriculum Vitae of the candidate and mentor.

Candidates may apply here.

On January 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM Eastern there was an informational webinar. The webinar recording is now available in the News & Commentary section here.

Frequently Asked Questions are answered in our News & Commentary section. Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any other questions about the program.

More details are available in the program brochure. [PDF]