Creating Innovators in Health Care Education
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 delivers five Harvard-based continuing health care education programs. We also collaborate with Institute alumni to develop customized programs for institutions around the world. These programs are designed to instruct faculty educators in the health professions in methods for translating their knowledge and capabilities into organization-wide improvements and innovations.
Announcing a New Masters Degree Collaboration
Harvard Medical School has approved a new Master of Medical Sciences (MMSc) in Medical Education, a unique two-year master's program designed to provide rigorous research training in the field of medical education. While many medical schools in the U.S. and abroad offer one-year master's degrees in medical education, Harvard’s new program will require two years, blending one year of formal coursework, taught by faculty from Harvard Medical School, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Harvard Macy Institute, with an additional year of mentored research leading to a publishable master's thesis.
The new degree is an ideal fit for medical educators who seek expanded skills not only as teachers but also as leaders and investigators. The program is open to faculty as well as to medical students and residents/fellows whose training programs provide protected time for scholarly work. To learn more, email the Program Director (Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, EdM) at MMSC_med_ed@hms.harvard.edu or visit the program online.