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Reimschisel selected as a Macy Faculty Scholar

Jul. 21, 2016, 11:03 AM

Tyler Reimschisel, M.D., director of the Division of Developmental Medicine and the Center for Child Development, has been selected for the 2016 Class of Macy Faculty Scholars.

Tyler Reimschisel, M.D.
Tyler Reimschisel, M.D.

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation launched the Macy Faculty Scholars Program in 2010 to identify and nurture the careers of educational innovators in medicine and nursing.

Each year, the foundation selects five faculty leaders who receive salary and mentor support for two years, according to the program website.

“The program aims to accelerate needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and health care delivery,” the website notes.

Reimschisel, associate director of the Pediatric Residency Program and assistant professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, was selected from a pool of 74 applicants for his accomplishments to date and future promise as an educational leader and innovator.

“It is an honor to be selected as one of the Macy Faculty Scholars for 2016,” Reimschisel said. “I am looking forward developing an innovative working-learning health system in which patient panels drive the learning of interprofessional teams of students, residents and faculty as they care for their patients across the spectrum of clinical and community settings.”

In his two-year program with the Macy Scholars, which begins in September, Reimschisel’s work around innovative working-learning health system (WLHS) will involve fostering interprofessional, multigenerational teams to provide personalized, cost-effective, comprehensive health services to a panel of patients within a safe, competency-based learning environment, in which all team members, including patients, remain active lifelong learners.

“We are thrilled that Tyler has been selected to join the elite group of Macy Fellows,” said Bonnie Miller, M.D., executive vice president for Educational Affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

“It’s a tremendous affirmation of his potential as a leader in health professions education. His proposal describes a truly innovative approach to interprofessional learning based on care for panels of patients. Its implementation will be a major step in aligning health professions education with ongoing changes in health delivery systems.”

Reimschisel joined Vanderbilt Pediatrics in 2008 to head the newly formed Division of Developmental Medicine after serving on the faculty of Pediatrics, Neurology and Genetics at Washington University School of Medicine.

He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago, and went on to earn his medical degree at Rush Medical College, also in Chicago. He did residencies in pediatrics, child neurology and genetic medicine, all at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Among his many roles, Reimschisel also serves as vice chair for Education in the Department of Pediatrics, and is director for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Training Program at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

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