Three Mahoning Valley health professionals have been appointed members of Northeast Ohio Medical University’s Master Teacher Guild, recognizing excellence in teaching and leadership.
Dr. Nancy Gantt of Poland, professor of surgery, associate staff, department of surgery, general surgery at St. Elizabeth Health Center, was appointed a master teacher.
Stacey Schneider of Hubbard, a pharmacist, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, is an apprentice, and Dr. Jennifer Lloyd of Poland, professor of internal medicine, was promoted from fellow to master-teacher status.
Master Teacher Guild Members use their collective talents to enhance the educational programs throughout NEOMED, its affiliated hospitals and health departments and other community-based teaching sites.
“We are very excited to add these ... outstanding new members to the Master Teacher Guild,” said Dr. Eliot Mostow, professor and chairman of the Department of Dermatology at NEOMED, and Master Teacher and chairman of the Master Teacher Guild. “Our new members not only do a tremendous job as educators, but also take extra steps to serve as leaders in the NEOMED community.”
The Guild is open to all NEOMED faculty, and an annual call for applications requires faculty to submit an application form, teaching self-assessment, letter of nomination from a current master teacher and curriculum vitae for consideration. Eligible applicants also undergo a Master Teacher Assessment, which is a direct observation and feedback of the candidate’s teaching-in-action in one or more teaching settings.
For 40 years, NEOMED has worked in collaboration with its educational, clinical and research partners to train health professionals and medical researchers who serve and impact the region and beyond. The university trains students and offers doctor of medicine and doctor of pharmacy degrees, in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees and research opportunities in other medical areas.