About the Harvard Macy Institute
Established in 1994 with grant support from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation that continued to 2000.
The Harvard Macy Institute is committed to creating a global community of health care educators and leaders dedicated to transforming health care delivery and education.
Directed since its inception by Elizabeth Armstrong, PhD, with course coordinators Thomas Aretz, MD; Constance Bowe, MD; Clayton Christensen, MBA, DBA, MPhil; Robert Kegan, PhD; and Louis Pangaro, MD, MACP.
Core faculty drawn from Harvard Medical School, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Harvard Business School, along with prestigious universities and academic medical centers worldwide.
Five main continuing education programs offered each year.
Occasional customized offerings delivered internationally in cooperation with Harvard Macy Institute alumni.
About the Programs
Core Learning Principles:
Project-based participation with emphasis on deep study, active engagement, group and experiential learning, cross-fertilization of ideas, and interprofessional collaboration. Projects are defined by the scholars and their institutions for the purpose of transforming health care and education, and range across multiple professions in healthcare.
Our programs are led by core faculty members who are thought leaders in their respective fields and represent disciplines and content from multiple professions. Returning program alumni frequently serve as faculty and bring a unique perspective to the programs as past scholars.
Our programs are designed to have real-world impact. Your fellow Harvard Macy scholars become members of your interprofessional project team, bringing their insights and input to challenges faced by your institution. The following are examples of challenges our scholars undertake with the help the Harvard Macy Institute programs:
Tuition and Application Deadlines:
- Designing and teaching a new or revised course/clerkship/program or residency rotation
- Creating a faculty development program
- Integrating technological advances with curriculum design
- Devising an assessment plan for a new or existing course or program
- Educating faculty on the definition of assessment and the practical aspects of evaluating the performance of trainees across their residency training
- Preparing for and facilitating reform in educational philosophy or format
- Transforming the current culture of a residency and clinical training program for all health professionals
- Improving the pedagogical training of faculty in an education environment
Updated tutition fees and deadlines to apply for upcoming programs are provided on each program page.
“As participants in a new medical education program with an innovative curriculum and student assessment system, the faculty of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine have greatly benefited from our long-term relationship with the Harvard Macy Institute. The faculty who have participated in the educator program share a deep understanding of medical education principles and concepts and return invigorated to refine and implement curriculum change. Our faculty who share the common experience and fellowship of the Harvard Macy Program also provide a core group able to provide educational leadership in undergraduate and graduate medical education and comfortably share their education skills and knowledge with other faculty. This resource has contributed greatly to the success of our new program.”
Alan L. Hull, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Dean, Curricular Affairs, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Ohio