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The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast #8: Leadership and Change – Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Harvard Macy Institute Podcast aims to connect our Harvard Macy Institute community and to develop our interest in health professions education topics and literature. Our podcast is hosted by our Program for Educators in the Health Professions course faculty Victoria Brazil, and will feature interviews with health professions education authors and their research papers.

Podcast #8 was recorded live at the October 2020 Program for Educators in the Health Professions. It features Peter Waters (Chief of Orthopedic Surgery) and Peter Weinstock (Director, SIMPeds) discussing their approach to leading change in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic at Boston Children’s Hospital.


 In this episode Victoria Brazil interviews two clinical and educational leaders from Boston Children’s Hospital about their strategies for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Peter Waters (Chief of Orthopedic Surgery) and Peter Weinstock (Director, SIMPeds) describe the rapid and extensive changes that were made to clinical and educational practice to support the health and welfare of patients and caregivers at their institution. 

We reflect on how these activities illustrated the principles of leadership and change management from John Kotter, and consider what this means for our future practice as educators and leaders.

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Watch out for new episodes this year which will be announced on our blog and our Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook social media channels.


Did you know that the Harvard Macy Institute Community Blog has had more than 235 posts? Previous posts have explored topics including leadership in healthcare, silver linings during the COVID-19 pandemic, and shaking off impostor syndrome and embracing leadership.


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Victoria Brazil, MD (Educators, ’05, Leaders ’07, Assessment ‘10) is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Simulation at Bond University Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. Her research interests include podcasting and simulation, and she is co-producer of Simulcast - a podcast about healthcare simulation. Victoria can be followed on Twitter.


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Tuesday, 30 November 2021