The Academy Scholars Program is a two-year program intended for faculty who wish to enhance their teaching, education research, and administrative skills.
The Academy Scholars program consists of:
- Seminars and workshops covering aspects of education research, clinical and didactic teaching, and education program administration and leadership.
- Completion and publication of an education scholarly project
- Participation in other Academy and MITE seminars and workshops.
- Observed teaching sessions and formal mentoring
Scholars attend two seminars a month (Sept – May). Clinical and/or administrative supervisor (e.g., medical director, Department Chief) are asked to provide release time (approximately 5% FTE), and the program provides financial support available for salary and/or research project expenses.
Through a competitive application process, eligibility requirements are:
- Employees or affiliates of Maine Health or an affiliated teaching site
- Education role for health professions learners and/or residents
- Motivation to make education an important part of your career
Projects are expected to be in their early planning stage and the program will assist you in developing and implementing the project.
Identifying a mentor for your project is important for its success. Academy members and Scholar faculty can also assist you in identifying a project mentor.
Do not hesitate to contact the program directors to discuss your application: Kathleen.Fairfield@mainehealth.org and Robert.Bing-You@mainehealth.org.
“The META program opened doors to exciting opportunities that have changed the course of my professional career. As a META Scholar, I not only honed my teaching skills, but also experienced many facets of medical education that I had never explored before, such as leadership, career-planning and research. I especially enjoyed the camaraderie–the relationships I established through the META Scholars program will be lasting ones.”
Vicki Hayes, MD