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.

The HMI community is unique. Attracting scholars from around the world, participants are able to make long-lasting connections with one another during programs. HMI works throughout the year to foster communications across disciplines and nations, cultivating our culture of caring for each other while advancing health care education and delivery.

Our programs are designed for health professions educators from all backgrounds and disciplines who are working across the continuum of health care education. Harvard Macy scholars are physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, psychologists, PhDs, EdDs, administrators, and more who are involved in training the future healthcare workforce around the nation and the globe.

Continuing education activities should reflect the environments in which their participants live and work. We encourage and support a warm, collegial, and inclusive atmosphere conducive to the exchange of ideas and collaborative innovation.

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Join Our Worldwide Community of Scholars

In addition to the friendships and networks developed while attending Harvard Macy Institute programs, participants become part of the broader community of HMI scholars worldwide. Over 150 institutions have sent five or more faculty to the Institute over the years to create an infrastructure of faculty dedicated to collaboration and innovation in health care education and who are willing to challenge the status quo, champion significant change, and collectively create a long-lasting legacy of educational excellence and innovation within their own institutions. If you are interested in learning more about institutional sponsorships or sending a team to our programs at the Harvard Macy Institute, please contact us at

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Thought Leadership, Research, & Scholarly Collaboration

The Harvard Macy Institute has over 7000 alumni scholars worldwide, many of whom serve as leaders of programs, organizations, and institutions in the health professions. Thus, the HMI community is a Community of Practice and is an incredibly rich source of health care ideas, innovations and resources.

The Harvard Macy Blog is published biweekly and provides academic thought leadership that engages with the medical education and health professions education communities.

The HMI leadership is eager to support collaboration and the academic and scholarly pursuits of the HMI faculty and scholars to launch important initiatives, formulate study questions, facilitate joint data collection and analysis, and advance the field of health care education and delivery overall.

If any HMI Community member has a health care research project or ideas for scholarly initiatives, activities, or collaborations that they feel could benefit HMI and our community, we invite you to contact us at

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Global Collaborations

The Institute delivers professional development courses each year in Boston, Massachusetts and remotely. We also collaborate with Harvard Macy Institute scholars to develop customized courses for institutions around the world. These courses are designed to instruct health professions faculty educators in methods for translating their knowledge and capabilities into organization-wide innovative improvements. If you are interested in learning more about customized professional programs at your institution, please contact us at


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