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Holly C Gooding

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Holly Gooding, MD, MSc is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the Social Media Manager for the Harvard Macy Institute.  Holly practices adolescent/young adult medicine.  Her research and educational interests are in the promotion of healthy development during the transition to adulthood.  In her spare time she enjoys running around after her two small children and posting way too many pictures of them on social media.

The Pied Piper of Medical Education

Dr. Liz Armstrong received the 2016 Association of American Medical Colleges Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service in Seattle on Sunday November 13th. One does not have to go far at AAMC to see the reach of Liz and HMI within the medical education community – and by that I mean I literally cannot walk from one session to the next without running into a Macy colleague eager to share their latest project or innovation.  There are over 4000 health professional educators at the meeting this year in Seattle, and over 5600 HMI alums worldwide. Think about that for a moment – Liz has trained more educators than attend a large annual education meeting for an entire country! As a merry band of HMI alums cheered her on Sunday night, Liz spoke of how the award belonged to all of us. I know I speak for all of you when I say thank you to Liz for her service to the healthcare education community, and congratulations on this much deserved recognition of her work. If you have a personal note of thanks to Liz, please share it by commenting on the blog below!

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Congratulations Liz! I learned so much in my time in the Macy Program and am so thankful for all you have taught me. Congratulat... Read More
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 4:04 PM
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Congrats Liz!

An amazing educator, honored to learn from her!
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 6:06 PM
Shashank V Joshi


Warm wishes, Liz----You have influenced a generation of health educators and leaders, and I'm so proud to be one of the lucky bene... Read More
Thursday, 17 November 2016 4:04 PM
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Transforming Case-Method Teaching for Online Platforms

Co-authored by: S. Bryn Austin and Holly Gooding


Professional schools have long been leaders in developing teaching cases covering a vast array of topics, from business to policy to medicine to law. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has embraced the case-method teaching model and launched an online library of its collection of public health-focused teaching cases to make them accessible to faculty locally and globally.  Most of these teaching cases are designed for traditional, in-person classroom implementation, but learners and working public health professionals need greater access to curricula designed for online delivery. So how do we take the traditional case-method, designed based on the principles of student-centered active learning, to the online space?

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Back in the Scholar Seat

The view is certainly familiar, yet the perspective is unique.  As an alum of the Program for Educators in Health Professions (2010) and Health Care Education 2.0 (2014) courses, I’ve been able to experience the courses again and again as a faculty facilitator.  But there is nothing like sitting in the middle of the rotunda as a current scholar, my role this week in the Harvard Macy Leading Innovations in Health Care Education course.  Below are 3 observations of my first 3 days in the course:

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 2:02 PM
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Five things to look for from Harvard Macy in 2016

Welcome to 2016!  We here at the Harvard Macy Institute (HMI) are excited about what’s in store for the coming year.  Read on for 5 new HMI ventures to watch out for:

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Holly C Gooding

Thank you Shiv!

We love the cognitive science principles behind Osmosis.org!
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 10:10 PM
Shiv Gaglani

Looking forward to 2016

This is a really exciting list, and I'm looking forward to seeing what 2016 brings for the Harvard Macy Institute. In particular, ... Read More
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 3:03 PM
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3 Quick Videos to Get You Better Connected to Harvard Macy

As Harvard Macy's Social Media Strategist, I have the great pleasure of working with Liz Armstrong, Todd Fowler, and many HMI faculty and alums to think about how we can use social media to keep our community connected.  I'll admit that when I first started working on our strategy, I found the array of social media tools dizzying. Then I quickly came to realize two things:

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Holly C Gooding

Please use the comments sectio...

Are you engaging with us on social? Do you plan to? Why or why not? How can we best meet your needs?
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 6:06 PM
Michele Favreau

HMI "Social Scholars"

This is an excellent idea and strategy to stay connected. I am "all in!"
Friday, 08 January 2016 7:07 PM
Peter M Waters

Orthopaedic Surgeon-in-Chief a...

I appreciate the opportunity to attend the course and be interactive.
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From Digital Dinosaur to Social Media Savant: HMI's New Adventure

When the Harvard Macy Institute was launched in 1994, the Internet as we know it was just beginning and smartphones were a figment of Steve Jobs’ imagination (a few dinosaurs may still have been wandering around).  However, the goal then was the same as now: to create a community of educators. 

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HMI Community

Can't wait for the Systems Course to begin next week.
Sunday, 28 February 2016 3:03 AM
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First step

Hello everyone,I'm warming up for our course next month, and appreciate the instructions to get connected as a first step!Take car... Read More
Tuesday, 27 December 2016 8:08 PM
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Health professions educators ...

I am a newer. Nice to enjoy with all of you
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 7:07 AM
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