Harvard Macy Institute Program for Eucators in the Health Professions. ( 1/2010 - 5/2010 )
The goal of this Harvard Macy Program is to enhance the professional development of physicians, basic scientists and other healthcare professionals as educators. The program combines five major themes: Learning and teaching, curriculum, evaluation, leadership, and information technology. The program provides a select group of 55 healthcare professionals with the knowledge base and skills to enhance their expertise in both conducting an educational project of their own design and taking a leadership role in the educational activities at their home institutions. The program consists of two sessions in residence at Harvard: an 11-day winter session and an 6-day spring session. Learning formats include large-group presentations, interactive exercises, problem-based learning, observations, reflective use of journals, and discussion in large and small groups. A variety of faculty-facilitated small-group formats are used to support learning from observation, to draw together scholars with common interests, and to further the development of each scholar''''s back-home project for educational change.