The program will help develop the next generation of national leaders in medical and nursing education by identifying outstanding educators, physicians, nurses, and role models—individuals who represent the breadth of diversity seen in learners, patient populations, and health care settings around the country. By providing the Scholars with resources—especially protected time, mentorship, and a professional network of colleagues—the program aims to accelerate Scholars’ careers, to turn their teaching practice into scholarship, and to help them become impactful leaders locally, nationally, and beyond.
Program highlights include:
The Foundation has particular interest in innovations that take place in learning environments where clinical care is delivered. Within these clinical learning environments, the Foundation is interested in projects that:
This is a career development award. The Foundation is interested in candidates for whom the program will have the maximum impact at this point in their career and who also have the greatest possibility for future impact in their careers. Macy Faculty Scholars will participate in the Annual Macy Faculty Scholars Meeting and will be part of the family of Macy Faculty Scholars for the remainder of their careers.
In addition to the educational project, the Scholar will participate in a national network of mentors and peers. Each Scholar will have the benefit of the National Advisory Committee and program alums for career advice and guidance in turning teaching practice into scholarship and will participate in the Macy Faculty Scholars Annual Meeting. Scholars in their first year are required to enroll in the Harvard Macy Institute’s Program for Educators in Health Professions (unless they have already taken the course). Scholars are encouraged to enroll in additional professional development courses and activities to deepen their knowledge and further enhance their own professional networks. In addition, each Scholar will have access to other Macy-funded activities and grantees as is appropriate.