Educating to Innovate in Healthcare: Twenty Years of The Harvard Macy Institute

The Harvard Macy Institute was unique in the continuing professional development field when it was created in 1994 as an inter-professional, international incubator for innovators in healthcare education. Over the past twenty years, the Institute has been an engine of change in education, creating innovation-inspiring communities including over 3,500 scholars representing more than 800 institutions across the globe, including over 170 institutions that sent five or more faculty. Today, alumni innovations are enhancing the care of patients worldwide.

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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.

Featured Faculty

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Elizabeth Armstrong, PhD

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Harvard Macy Institute
Harvard Medical School



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