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
“Through the Harvard Macy Program, first as a participant and subsequently as a faculty member, I have gained valuable insight into the basic principles that guide crucial and effective advancements in medical education as well as the tremendous value of team learning and problem solving with international scholars.”
Thomas Schmidt, Ph.D. Member, Board of Directors, International Association of Medical Science Educators; Faculty, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa.