So, you are ready to dive into the application for the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions? Congratulations! You are one step closer to joining our thriving community of medical and health professions educators. We review each application carefully. Your submission helps us to create the cohort as well as form the many small groups you will experience throughout the course. It also helps you focus your learning on a project that matters to you and your sponsoring institution. Read on for some pointers as you start on your application.
Block out thirty to forty-five minutes on your calendar, find a quiet corner, and be prepared to complete the application in one sitting. Progress cannot be saved and returned to once you begin the online application – any information that is not submitted may be lost.
Contact and Background History:
This information helps us to form the diverse interprofessional and international groups that are the hallmark of the Harvard Macy Institute programs.
Professional, scholarly, and personal background
Harvard Macy Institute course scholars are required to bring an institutional challenge or project to work on during the course. The work should be pertinent to your institution and will be instrumental in forming the foundation for learning that takes place during the program. Your project may be fully formed or in preliminary stages, as one of the major goals of the Program for Educators in Health Professions is to teach you to refine and shape your project in such a way that it will form a solid strategic plan for implementation upon return to your institution.
- Focus: What is the primary focus of your project? What questions, concerns, problem, or situation is addressed by your project?
- Goals: List 1-3 specific goals for your scholarly project.
- Methods: Briefly describe the methods that you will use to conduct your project.
- Participants: Number of trainees, faculty, or other health care professionals who will be affected or participate in your project (for example, teachers, learners, or administrators).
- Setting: Describe the specific educational setting for the project (for example, classroom, or clinic), your hospital, institution, or department, and the larger system within which your project will occur.
- Stakeholders: What stakeholders or leaders will help your project be successful? Who will be interested or impacted by your project?
- Anticipated Barriers: What barriers might you experience? What sources of resistance are you likely to encounter?
- Target Population: What target population will be most impacted by your project implementation?
We hope this helps and has provided you with useful information to best prepare your application submission. Of course, if you have any questions, please reach out to your Harvard Macy team at Harvard_Macy@hms.harvard.edu. Good luck!