(October 2021) Matthew Rustici, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, has been named a Macy Faculty Scholar for 2021.
The Macy Faculty Scholars Program is a highly selective program for educational innovators in medicine and nursing. Scholars receive salary support up to $100,000 per year over two years to implement an educational change project at their institutions and to participate in a program of career-development activities.
Rustici works clinically at Denver Health Medical Center in the Pediatric Emergency Department and Urgent Care, and he is co-director of a Transition To Residency (TTR) course at the CU School of Medicine. He works to foster collaboration between TTR course directors and coordinators nationwide with an annual TTR symposium and a bimonthly TTR Grand Rounds.
As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Rustici will create a curricular materials compendium for TTR courses, providing free and open access to TTR teaching materials. These resources will be curated and edited from existing TTR courses and provide a complete set of materials to run a new or existing TTR course.