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Educating future educators: A teaching and learning course designed using evidenced-based educational research

Did you get the user’s guide on your first day on the job as an assistant professor?  Having trouble remembering?  Let me help…you receive this manual when you become a new faculty member.  This important guide has all the information one needs to be an effective educator. 

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A new career and an old challenge

After 20 years as a busy internist with a passion for medical student education, I was thrilled when Marti Grayson, the Dean for Medical Education at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine offered to send me to the Harvard Macy Course for Educators in the Health Professions. As soon as I arrived I felt like I had found my people. Although this has been said many times, the experience of being in the rotunda, with a nice cup of coffee listening to people from all over the world hash out the same educational problems I faced at my job, was life changing. I quickly made great friends and just as quickly realized how much I didn’t know about medical education.  

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This is a beautiful example of how great educators can have a huge impact. We at the MGH Institute of Health Professions (www.mgh... Read More
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 9:09 PM
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The Professional for Tomorrow’s Healthcare

I joined the National Healthcare Group (NHG), Singapore in 2010 as the administrative director overseeing graduate medical education.  Just a year later I had the privilege of joining my NHG clinician educator colleagues for the HMI “A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Professions Education” and “Leading Innovations in Health Care & Education” programs.  That marked the beginning of my tremendous learning journey as part of a multi-professional, multi-disciplinary (I am an Engineer by training) team and community to build health professions education in NHG.

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Social Medicine: An Essential Part of Medical Education

Authors: Jennifer Kasper, MD, MPH; Khin-Kyemon Aung HMS Class of 2019, Chris Murray HMS Class of 2019, Cameron Nutt HMS Class of 2019, Danielle Rabinowitz HMS Class of 2019

Medicine strives to be a healing profession. To heal, we need an understanding of the pathophysiology of disease, but we also need an awareness and understanding of so much more. Why are some people more likely to suffer a triple burden: they are the most likely to be ill, the least likely to have access to diagnostics and therapeutics that would ameliorate disease and suffering as expeditiously as possible, and most likely to suffer the worst outcomes as a consequence of their illness?

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Interactive Video Blog Series: Teaching Better with Technology with Dr. Neil Mehta

Solving the Problem of Opportunistic Learning in the Clinical Years with Google Docs - a strategy discussion with Dr. Neil Mehta and Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong


The clinical years of any health professional program can be a bit like the Wild Wild West. Students see patients in a variety of ambulatory and inpatient settings and the learning can be opportunistic. How do we ensure our learners are making progress and that their learning goals are achieved? In this video we discuss how an easy to use, widely available free tool can be adapted to support learning in the ambulatory clinical clerkship by following basic pedagogic principles. Dr's. Armstrong and Mehta discuss a problem faced by many clinician educators and describe a strategy of using Google Docs to solve the problem with great results as described by one of the students.  To learn more about this strategy and other technological solutions to common educational challenges, take our Educators 2.0 course with co-director Dr. Mehta.

Video length: 32 minutes.



The Harvard Macy Institute and OPENPediatrics have collaborated together to produce a series of interview-style videos on current and relevant medical education topics. OPENPediatrics is an online community of clinicians sharing best practices from all resource settings around the world through innovative collaboration and digital learning technologies.  For more information about OPENPediatrics, please visit http://openpediatrics.org.

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I quite liked this format of presentation. 30 minutes is long enough to get into the weeds a bit in terms of the educational aspec... Read More
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