Teaching Academy Support

Support the Patricia A. Tietjen, MD Teaching Academy

The Patricia A. Tietjen, MD Teaching Academy

Innovating Education Across Nuvance Health


The Patricia A. Tietjen, MD Teaching Academy – currently hosting its inaugural class of scholars drawn from throughout the Nuvance Health system – promotes effective and innovative practices for teaching and learning. By creating a professional development community for medical education faculty, it also serves as a resource to every component of the System on issues related to educational excellence. Under the leadership of Executive Director Robyn Scatena, MD, and Director Beth West, the Tietjen Academy addresses major themes of clinical education: teaching pedagogy and best practices; embracing principles of health equity, diversity, inclusion and justice; and incorporating innovative technologies.

The Tietjen Academy is named for a remarkable doctor and brilliant teacher, Patricia A. Tietjen, who mentored so many physicians and staff during her lifetime. It embodies her dedication to education and enhance teaching across Nuvance Health, fosters interdisciplinary education and scholarship, and supports career advancement for its educators.

Selection to the Teaching Academy is an achievement. Membership recognizes the contributions of clinical educators and connects them with similarly motivated and passionate individuals across Nuvance Health. The inaugural class took flight this fall and is made up of 15 scholars from six of our hospitals. They represent a truly interdisciplinary and inter-professional cross-section of medical educators. All participants attend nine monthly sessions and present a significant educational project of their choosing to their peers and members of the Nuvance Health community.

For more information – or if you are an employee who would like to make a gift through payroll deduction – please contact the Foundation at (203) 739-7227 or foundation@nuvancehealth.org.