Meaghan Ruddy, PhD, MA, BCC, ACC, is director of medical education of The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education National Family Medicine Residency (NFMR). She has published in the areas of professionalism, conscious consumerism, epistemology and social and emotional learning, and has presented across the United States.
Dr. Ruddy earned her Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from King’s College with a focus on bioethics. She received her Master of Arts in theology from the University of Scranton with a focus on rhetorical criticism, then went on to earn her Doctor of Philosophy in human development with a focus on instructional leadership at Marywood University. She has presented all over the country, both as a representative of The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education and as a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Faculty for Tomorrow Taskforce, work for which she and her taskforce colleagues were awarded the STFM President’s Award.
As director of medical education, Dr. Ruddy works with national partners to support our residencies. She is working to usher the NFMR program into single accreditation status with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), while providing and supporting faculty, resident and high-level curriculum development. She is also in the process of implementing leadership development options for all members of The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, including social, emotional and conversational intelligence coaching for personal development and team effectiveness.
When she is not at work, Dr. Ruddy enjoys time with her two teenage sons and volunteers as a lead parent in the booster club for her sons’ high school in Minnesota. She reads everything from articles to poetry. She also enjoys exploring the practical application of neuroscience in areas of human development including learning and habit formation.