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Fostering the ongoing connectedness of health professions educators committed to transforming health care delivery and education.

Elizabeth Armstrong, PhD

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Dr. Armstrong has held positions at Harvard Medical School since 1984, including Director of Curriculum 1988 - 1992 and Director of Medical Education 1992 – 2001. She played a leadership role in designing, implementing and expanding Harvard’s New Pathway curriculum.  In 1994 with funding from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, she created and continues to direct the Harvard Macy Institute.  

Debt of Gratitude

As we usher in our season of Thanksgiving and prepare for the upcoming holidays in New England we give special thanks to our global community of healthcare providers and educators who have overcome extraordinary challenges while implementing innovations to care for societies worldwide and to educate the next generation of professionals in healthcare during the pandemic.
We owe you all a very special debt of gratitude.

Please enjoy the much deserved time with your families.


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A Special Thank You to the Harvard Macy Family

As our Harvard Macy team here in Boston prepares for the Thanksgiving holiday I would like to highlight the gift of community that we all share across many nations, institutions, professions and cultures.  What started in 1994 as a hope and a dream - to create a network of educators and academic leaders committed to innovation and positive learning environments - has now grown to over 5600 HMI alumni at over 500 institutions worldwide.  Our community is contributing to the advancement of healthcare education and delivery in ways that we could never have imagined over 20 years ago.  Each  individual scholar’s passion to make the world a better place, drives the engine of innovation that has become the hallmark of Harvard Macy.   You are all recognized worldwide for your achievements.

In gratitude to each of you this holiday season, I am donating the financial award given to me as the 2016 recipient of the AAMC Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service in Medical Education to start a new scholarship fund for future HMI scholars. My hope is that this fund will allow new scholars from limited-resource settings to join us in the creation of innovative change in health care education.

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katherine E. Mason

A special thank you...

How incredibly gracious and giving of you to use your award to start a scholarship! There are so many that are already grateful fo... Read More
Monday, 12 December 2016 1:01 AM
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Dear Liz, Congratulations ! I am so glad to know your great achievements has been recognized as the 2016 Winner of Abraham Flexne... Read More
Thursday, 05 January 2017 5:05 PM
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Giving gratitude for our HMI Family around the world

As our Harvard Macy team here in Boston prepares for the Thanksgiving holiday I would like to share a few reflections on the year that make us both proud and grateful to be part of our growing inter-professional and international community.

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Holly C Gooding

Thank you Liz!

Honored to be a part of this community. Safe travels to you and yours this week! Holly
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 1:01 AM
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