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Educators Find Community of Practice Pretty Tweet!

Authors: Justin Kreuter, Elissa Hall, Teresa Soro

Imagine being part of a network of engaged and experienced medical educators. Imagine being able to tap into the collective wisdom of this network while navigating your projects. Imagine being able to directly help others in this network by sharing your experience. Imagine the feeling of inspiration that comes from belongingness and mutual commitment. Imagine no more. . . we are building a community of engaged and experienced educators just as we speak!

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Taking Harvard Macy Back Home: Implementing Spaced Education in a Pharmacy Curriculum

As a clinician educator and classroom teacher, I'm fortunate to work with my pharmacy students at both ends of the educational spectrum – the didactic and the experiential years in training. In clinic, I often get frustrated at my stud...
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Joining the HMI “System” - a Community of Learning

When Marg Hay, Monash University, and Holly Gooding, Harvard Medical School, asked me to write a blog post about my experience in the Harvard Macy Institute Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Professionals Education course, my immediate response was ‘of course, but why?’ The response was surprisingly simple. As a new scholar, I am now part of the Harvard Macy Institute community, and thus, my reflections are respected and valued.

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A brilliant post by Kristina ...

A brilliant post by Kristina who amazingly has charted the thoughts experienced by everyone in attendance. Why was she asked to... Read More
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20th Anniversary Video Blog Series: A Community of Innovators by Thomas Aretz

Educating to Innovate in Healthcare:
Twenty Years of The Harvard Macy Institute

​​The Harvard Macy Institute was unique in the continuing professional development field when it was created in 1994 as an inter-professional, international incubator for innovators in healthcare education. Over the past twenty years, the Institute has been an engine of change in education, creating innovation-inspiring communities including over 3,500 scholars representing more than 800 institutions across the globe, including over 170 institutions that sent five or more faculty. Today, alumni innovations are enhancing the care of patients worldwide.

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CME on your smartphone? Meeting practicing professionals' needs

I came to Harvard Macy with the goal of developing an engaging and interactive continuing medical education (CME) online module for mobile devices. Existing literature around mobile medical education notes participants value the ability to find information in a format, such as a mobile device, that is best suited for their learning needs or preferences at the time. Learning time is increasingly seen as a type of resource or commodity, and users want convenience and ease of access to CME. Offering CME learning on mobile devices allows audiences to access it during downtimes, such as bus or rail commuting.

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