Medical Education at HMS and Affiliated Institutions

The HMS Academy

The HMS Academy

The Academy supports the broad HMS community’s medical and medical science educators and facilitates the development of faculty, trainees, and students interested in and involved in medical and medical science education. The Academy’s role is to develop, support, and sustain a diverse, inclusive community of leaders in education and a culture of excellence in teaching, learning, and educational scholarship.

The Academy aims to advance the education of physicians and scientists throughout the Harvard Medical School community by

1. supporting HMS’s educators and educational mission,
2. fostering the careers of educators in medicine and science,
3. providing educational programming and enrichment,
4. stimulating educational innovations and progress, and
5. supporting educational research and scholarship.

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston Children's Hospital Academy for Teaching and Educational Innovation and Scholarship

The goal of the Boston Children's Hospital Academy for Teaching and Educational Innovation and Scholarship is to enhance teaching across the hospital, foster scholarship in education, and support career advancement for educators. We will work to achieve these goals by establishing an interprofessional and multi-disciplinary learning community that promotes educational collaboration and resource sharing through seminars, workshops, networking, and consultation on teaching skills and CV/resume development. Members must be committed to improving their teaching or leadership in education, with an ultimate goal to contribute to scholarship in health professional education. Through the Academy’s efforts, we aim to foster recognition of Boston Children's teachers locally and as national and international leaders.

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Brigham Education Institute

BEI logoLaunched in 2016, the Brigham Education Institute (BEI) aims to facilitate the design and implementation of their educational offerings, undertake relevant research, and provide access to resources and professional development opportunities for all educators across Brigham and Women’s Hospital. A dynamic component of their nationally ranked academic center, the BEI coordinates a wide range of programs specifically focused on the educational development of their constituents. Through their historic affiliation with Harvard Medical School (HMS), they leverage multiple networks to extend their resources, thus maximizing their collaborative approach to career advancement.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

BIDMC Academy

Dr. Huang GraceDr. Daniel RicottaThe BIDMC Academy, directed by Drs. Grace Huang and Daniel Ricotta, supports the academic advancement of faculty across BIDMC by delivering monthly seminars for professional development, providing mentorship opportunities, and creating a community to collaborate across disciplines. Our expanded mission as of AY19 encompasses the needs of clinicians as well as educators and reflects a secular trend in how patients are cared for at academic centers.​ Programming this year includes: faculty wellness, writing the HMS CV narrative, habits of systems thinkers to approach problems, creating an academic niche using social media, and publishing as a clinician. We also offer CV consultation, peer observation, and master clinician coaching. HMS Academy members interested attending our sessions and/or receiving our announcements can email Kelly Anastasio at or visit our website at:​.

Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research

shapiro logoThe mission of the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is to support, promote, and develop innovative programs and models for the dual activities of teaching and conducting research at academic medical centers.

Cambridge Health Alliance

The Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Professional and Academic Development

The Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Professional and Academic Development was established for CHA's credentialed medical staff by the CHA Provider Organization (CHAPO) in 2011 to:

  • Cultivate professional satisfaction and career advancement
  • Align academic pursuits and CHA's strategic aims
  • Help clinicians lead improvement and change
  • Create external partnerships and convene national conversations
  • Nurture relationships, joy and meaning in work

Mass General Hospital

Center for Educational Innovation and Scholarship

Center for Educational Innovation & ScholarshipThe Center for Educational Innovation and Scholarship (CEIS) aims to promote scholarship and innovation in undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate education at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Harvard Macy Institute

Harvard Macy Institute

Macy InstituteThe Harvard Macy Institute brings together health care professionals, educators, and leaders to discuss the critical challenges of the day and design innovative solutions that have a lasting impact on the way medicine is practiced and students are educated. Our goal is to foster transformative learning experiences that prepare the Harvard Macy scholars to lead institutional change as well as discover and harness new perspectives which may contribute to their professional growth

HMS Weave


Weave provides an interest-driven way for students to find invested faculty mentors for professional or personal guidance. On this platform, faculty may personalize their profiles, including sharing a preferred cadence for meeting with students, indicating topics that they are willing to discuss, and showing or hiding their profiles based on their availability. We hope that Weave provides an opt-in, customized mentoring structure with clear, adjustable expectations for both mentors and mentees that may foster meaningful mentorship experiences. For residents who would like to mentor students, development of a resident mentor portal is in the works!

Email contact:,, or jonathan_kusner@hms.harvard.ed

Harvard Graduate School of Education

hgse_logoThe Zuckerman Fellows Program equips people from the fields of medicine, law, and business to provide leadership for the common good by making it possible for them to pursue public service degrees at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Graduate School of Education, or Harvard School of Public Health.

Candidates for the Zuckerman Fellows Program are individuals who have, or are pursuing, an MBA, JD, MD, or DMD/DDS degree from an accredited U.S. institution AND are seeking an additional Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard School of Public Health, or Harvard Kennedy School. Candidates must be citizens of the United States.

In addition to their formal coursework, Zuckerman Fellows participate in a yearlong co-curricular program that includes small-group discussions with members of the Harvard faculty as well as other leading academics and practitioners, personal and professional skill-building workshops, and a field trip. Taken together, these interdisciplinary activities help the Fellows integrate the classroom learning with their individual career plans and interests.

  1. Zuckerman Fellowship provides recipients with full tuition and health insurance fees plus a stipend. More about this program can be found here.

Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT)

hilt logoThe mission of the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) is to catalyze innovation and excellence in learning and teaching at Harvard. As a University-wide initiative, HILT is overseen by the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL). Four sub-goals guide HILT’s work: 1) build on Harvard’s strengths in teaching and learning; 2) meet the educational needs of students (both technological and pedagogical); 3) strengthen the science of learning; and 4) develop robust networks at Harvard around teaching and learning innovation.

HILT hosts a number of large and small events throughout the year geared toward building connections among and strengthening resources of the Harvard community. Over the course of ten years, HILT will demonstrably seed hundreds of local innovations and experiments at a variety of scales. We also facilitate the “institutionalization” of innovations and experiments that are successful such that they are self-sustaining.

The MGH Institute of Health Professionals

The MGH Institute of Health Professions

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The MGH Institute of Health Professions Office of Continuing and Professional Development was created in 2016 to support and create learning opportunities for healthcare providers from all professions. The education mission of MGH IHP CPD is “to advance interprofessional, team-based skills and performance across all health professionals to optimize patient wellness and care delivery.” Continuing education programs are open to students and practitioners from all professions, and marry theory with direct application to clinical teaching and patient care. The approach to continuing professional development is emblematic of the values of the MGH IHP: transformational learning, inclusive relationships, and agile innovation, defined by quality and service to patients.

Our growing team of educators includes representation from physicians, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology. Come visit us soon! Everyone is welcome!

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