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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.

The application deadline for the 2018 Macy Faculty Scholars Program is February 14, 2018. To learn more about applying to the Macy Faculty Scholars Program read the 2018 Program Brochure.

An informational webinar for interested applicants will be held on December 14, 2017. To attend the webinar RSVP here.

Under the program, the Foundation will select up to five faculty leaders each year. Each Scholar will receive salary support up to $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. Furthermore, a nursing or medical school with a first year Macy Faculty Scholar is precluded from nominating a candidate during this year.

As part of this career development program, the Foundation will support an educational change project in each Scholar’s institution, develop a national network for the Scholars, and provide career advice from a National Advisory Committee.

Meet the Scholars

Advisory Committee

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

David M. Irby, PhD Professor 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