Friday, February 25, 2011

Macy Faculty Scholars program

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.

Become a 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:
  • Be an RN, MD, or DO faculty member in good standing at the sponsoring school;
  • Have served for more than five years on the faculty of the sponsoring school of nursing or medicine;
  • Have an identified faculty mentor who will provide advice on the candidate’s project and career development;
  • Have an educational innovation project with the appropriate institutional support; and
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or its territories.
The application must include:
  1. Candidate’s statement of career objectives and personal goals for the program (no more than 2 pages);
  2. Description of the educational innovation project to be undertaken (no more than 3 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 other senior faculty member familiar with the work of the candidate; and
  7. Current Curriculum Vitae of the candidate.
The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is now accepting online applications for the Faculty Scholars program. The closing date for applications is March 15, 2011.

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