The Harvard Macy Institute educates, connects, and serves health care leaders around the globe by providing advanced faculty development programs, thought leadership, and impactful networking opportunities. Programs offered throughout the year in a variety of lengths and formats are designed to accelerate the careers and institutional projects of educators, administrators, and clinicians in the health professions.
Courses cover a wide range of topics, including educational leadership, approaches to innovation in health care and education, systems-based assessment, and transforming teaching using technology. Programs take place at Harvard Medical School or are offered virtually. The teaching faculty is comprised of experts from Harvard Medical School, its hospital affiliates, Harvard University, and academic institutions worldwide. This dedicated team fosters an inspiring interprofessional, international, and interdisciplinary learning environment.
Interactive small group discussions, case-based teaching, project-focused work, and the practical application of frameworks are core features of Harvard Macy Institute courses. These collaborative learning experiences prepare individuals to lead institutional change, discover and harness new perspectives to enhance their personal and professional growth, and cultivate an invaluable network for developing partnerships, inspiration, and mentorship.
Community is at the heart of the Harvard Macy Institute. We are proud that our diverse, inclusive community of teachers and scholars reflects, supports, and advances Harvard Medical School’s mission to alleviate suffering and improve health and well-being for all.
The small group process has been critical in helping me better articulate the problems and issues facing our institution in terms of assessment so that I can more clearly pose solutions to them.”
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.”
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.”