What do Harvard Macy Institute scholars gain from their experience in our programs?

The Harvard Macy Institute’s programs foster deep study, active engagement, group learning, and ample opportunity for feedback, reflection, and knowledge exchange. Program participants frequently cite the importance of being introduced to the diversity of perspectives on health care, education, and institutions represented by the diverse backgrounds of fellow scholars.

Our scholars also report transformational learning experiences in which they learn to examine their own assumptions and behaviors in a new light, leading to fresh approaches to their career and their capacity as a leader of organizational change.

Benefits to individuals include:

  • New professional bonds that often result in the creation of networks and collaborations that extend over years and contribute to the progress of institutional change projects
  • An appreciation for and a commitment to enhance multdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration
  • Input to advance professional project endeavors, potentially resulting in publication, recognition, or promotion
  • A collegial think tank atmosphere promoting and inspiring deep thinking and engagement with the real issues affecting their work, and themselves

“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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