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If this is your first time applying for an Harvard Macy program, please read the instructions on this page carefully before continuing. If you have applied to a Harvard Macy program before, please login now: this will make the application process much faster. If you have forgotten your username or password, you may request that they be sent to your e-mail address; if you have forgotten your login information, and your e-mail address has changed since the last program you attended, please get in touch with us, rather than starting with a blank program application and creating a new account.
In addition to your basic personal information and contact details, our online application asks for several pieces of information that you may wish to prepare in advance. You can click here to see how this information will populate our course material.
We ask for:
1. An electronic photo of yourself as a "JPEG" file, if you have one available.
2. A biographical sketch that details your educational activities over the past five years. Please do not submit your complete Curriculum Vitae. There are 3 sections to this biosketch, with the total limited to maximum of 3000 characters including spaces: Education and Professional Experience; Scholarly Interest; and Personal Background.
3. Participants in Harvard Macy Institute programs are required to bring an issue, challenge or project that they will work on while at Harvard. The work you bring to the program should be pertinent to your institution and will be instrumental in forming the foundation for learning that takes place during the program. Depending on which program you are applying to, please review the requirements of this required component of your application below. Then prepare a description of this project to include with your application; the description should not exceed one (American, letter-size) page, or 3300 characters including spaces.
NB: If you are a member of an institutional team that will be working jointly on the same project, issue or challenge, each individual team member will need to submit an application along with the description of the work. This description can be the same for all team members.
A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Science Education
Current Challenges in Assessment:
Each participant will be assigned to an institutional planning group. Time will be set aside during the program for you to meet with your group & faculty advisor to consult with each other on an assessment and evaluation challenge that is pertinent to your institution. Take a moment to briefly describe the most challenging aspect of assessment and evaluation from your perspective. Please describe your particular challenge, and then propose a solution. To implement your solution define the resources needed, barriers to overcome, and stakeholders involved. (Entire description is limited to 3300 characters including spaces).
Some examples of challenges are: devising an assessment plan for a new or existing course or program; designing an assessment system that integrates evaluation information from multiple levels and from multiple evaluators; or educating faculty on the definition of assessment and the practical aspects of evaluating the performance of trainees across their residency training.
Program for Leading Innovations in Healthcare and Education
Institutional Change Statement
Submit a one page description (entire description is limited to a maximum of 3300 character including spaces) of the challenges and changes in health care education and/or health care delivery which are envisioned for your institution, your role in these changes, and the status of these changes in your institution. Please provide specific examples of these activities in progress or planned for at your institution.
Some examples of change issues are: preparing for and facilitating reform in educational philosophy or format; transforming the current culture of a residency training program; or improving the pedagogical training of faculty in a medical school environment.
Program for Educators in Healthcare Professions
A one page project proposal (limited to a maximum of 3300 characters including spaces) of the institutional project you plan to develop during the program. Please include the following items in your description:
- Define the project. What are you trying to accomplish? What is the aim?
- Describe the current problem that it addresses at your institution. Who will benefit from this project?
- Predict/hypothesize what changes you can make that will result in an improvement. Identify barriers to implementation and necessary resources for your project.
- How will you evaluation whether your project has created an improvement?
Some examples of projects are: designing and teaching a new or revised course/clerkship or residency rotation; creating a faculty development program; introducing or enhancing professional rewards for healthcare educators; integrating technological advances with curriculum design.
Become a Digital Citizen - Technology in Health Care Education
Once you are accepted into the program you will be assigned to a project group team led by a faculty member and an IT specialist. During the course project group time you will be assisted in developing a 10-12 minute interactive on-line learning module for potential use at your institution. The project teams will consist of other course participants with similarly focused visions. In a paragraph, please describe the type of online module you could envision creating during this course – address the following points in your description: Who is your target audience; what are 2-3 learning objectives for this module; what are the learning theories and strategies you would like to employ; and what social media tool(s) would you like to include? While this module description may be hypothetical at this point in time, it will help us understand your current needs and goals.
Program for Post-Graduate Trainees: Future Academic Clinician-Educators
PLEASE NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE COMPLETE UNTIL ALL THREE DOCUMENTS DETAILED BELOW HAVE BEEN RECEIVED. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED OF ACCEPTANCE AT THE END OF JUNE 2015.
1. A BRIEF BIOSKETCH. There are 3 fields available in the online application that will make up your one page biosketch (3300 characters max). In the Education and Professional Experience section include you PG year of training as of December 2015, expected graduation date from post-graduate training (residency or fellowship), previous health science education experience (teacher, preceptor, course/curriculum designer). In the Scholarly Interest section include future academic goals, and in Personal Background provide any brief personal information you would like to share.
2. AN EDUCATIONAL PROJECT (3300 characters max). This will be the concrete vehicle to support your learning & application of new concepts. The project fields in the application have been divided into 5 sections - answer all the questions as they apply to your project.
3. A MENTOR LETTER OF SUPPORT. This letter should include knowledge of the applicant's academic interest/experience, as well as future potential as an academic clinician-educator; how the applicant's project will contribute to further the educational mission of program/department/institution; and support commitment, including time available for meeting, guidance, mentoring, or resources. Mentor should include their contact information. Letter should be emailed directly to Sandra Mori, email@example.com. Questions regarding the program can be sent to Sandra or Susan Farrell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.