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

Teaching and Training for Transplant Professionals

One of my mentors in medical school in Egypt had a coffee mug that reads “To teach is to touch lives forever”. That was a couple of decades ago but I still remember it vividly. I think overall I have been thought of as a “good teacher” by students, peers and course directors but until recently I personally had no clue what “good teacher” really meant.

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What was discussed during this month's #HMIchat on #reflection in #meded?

What was discussed
during this month's #HMIchat on #reflection in #meded? Were there any
surprises? How was the tweet chat "flow"?

Watch Teresa Soro, Elissa Hall, and Justin Kreuter get metacognitive about the first #HMIchat of 2017 and ponder on where it will take us in the future! In case you missed it, Victoria Brazil facilitated our rich discussion of reflective practices in medical education on January 4th. Please join our Harvard Macy community for the next tweet chat on February 1st at 9 pm EST.

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Embracing Networking at Harvard Macy Courses

Much has been said about Harvard Macy as a community of educators and leaders dedicated to transforming health care education. In addition to being a top course in research, teaching, and learning in health professions education, Harvard Macy is itself a community of practice, and thus a prime opportunity to grow your professional network. 

How can you enhance your networking while a Harvard Macy scholar? Here are 8 tips to consider: 

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Med Ed Pop Up Workshops

“Good morning! Coffee and snacks in the back. Before we get started – we’ve declared this a title free zone. That means no Mr., Mrs. or Dr. If you use a title, you’ll be donating $1 towards Georgetown’s student run free clinic for the homeless. The same goes for our speakers. We’re all in this together.” This was the welcoming message at our inaugural workshop committed to creating fulfilled medical students in a collaborative culture. We then jumped into interactive sessions on innovation, leadership, meditation, polarity thinking, medical metrics and coaching.

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Stay tuned for our second Med Ed Pop Up Workshop and the lessons we will learn. March 25 is the date! Cohort 1 participants will j... Read More
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Sports, Politics, and the Pursuit of Change: Teaching Health Policy in the Classroom

I am a devoted fan of the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team. As an undergraduate student at Carolina, I developed, like many of my peers, a deep hatred for the Duke University men’s basketball team. Known as the “Tobacco Road Rivalry”, athletes, students, and fans around the world have such a strong desire to beat the other team during annual matchups that books and documentaries have been produced on the subject. Regardless of the team’s ability to win, fans cheer for their beloved team, quickly dismissing the talent of the other. 

Much like the Tobacco Road Rivalry, many educators and students share deep favoritism for political parties. In perhaps one of the most heated and controversial presidential elections of our time, just the mention of politics and policy can ignite an untempered passion in many.  As a nursing educator charged with the task of teaching a class on health policy and advocacy the week after the presidential election, I faced a major challenge. I struggled with how I could channel the political energy and passion of my students—regardless of their “team affiliation”—to produce a learning environment where health policy came to life and provided an opportunity for active experimentation and reflection. 

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Love the Blues!!

Well done...
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