Fostering a Global Community of Scholars Dedicated to Transforming Health Care Education

The Harvard Macy Institute provides the connective tissue for a growing global network of like-minded individuals in search of new ways to think about innovation in health care delivery and education through the lens of organizational change. Our programs introduce scholars to new colleagues across disciplines, and create new networks and collaborations that often live beyond the life of the program. These scholars form and benefit from a continuing and expanding base of expertise and innovation.

One way the Institute keeps participants engaged in its work is by inviting them to return in future years as faculty scholars. In this role, they facilitate a small-group session or teach an elective and are able to participate fully in the rest of the course.

What does the Harvard Macy Institute community contribute to the careers and work of its members?
  • New colleagues who often lead to new research projects, support systems, perspectives, and even potentially new career horizons
  • Opportunities to function in an environment with professionals of similar focus
  • Empowerment and affirmation of one's vision for advancing health care delivery and education
  • A live connection to trends, challenges, and possible solutions that could emerge from the exchange of ideas and collaboration with others

“The programs are not only developmental as a person, leader and educator, but they enable you to be bold while realistic, experimental yet persistent, and most of all to envision large change and implement it. The continued support (both of the program faculty and new colleagues) through friendship, advice and support is a critical piece of this as well.”

Joan A. Friedland, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Chief of Medical Care Line, VAMC, Houston, TX; Associate Professor in Department of Medicine & Center of Ethics and Health Care Policy and Chair of Committee for Education Development, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.


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