Leaders, Educators, Innovators

The Harvard Macy Institute brings together health care professionals, educators, and leaders to discuss the critical challenges of the day and design innovative solutions that have a lasting impact on the way medicine is practiced and students are educated. Our goal is to foster transformative learning experiences that prepare the Harvard Macy scholars to lead institutional change as well as discover and harness new perspectives which may contribute to their professional growth.

The Institute grew out of recognition that leaders and innovators in health care education benefit from intensive collaboration with like-minded individuals. In our programs we strive to foster a collegial think tank atmosphere that provides scholars with not only an environment conducive to deep engagement with the challenges they face, but practical input from others to help address them. This attribute, more than any other, separates our programs from other continuing education offerings.

The Harvard Macy Institute was established in 1994 with a grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The Institute is a collaborative effort of Harvard Medical School, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Harvard Business School. Preeminent Harvard faculty members like Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong (HMS), Dr. Clayton Christensen (HBS), and Dr. Robert Kegan (HGSE) work with colleagues from leading institutions around the world to design and implement the programs. Many program alumni return to the Institute to serve as faculty.

 
 

Testimonials

“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

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