The Academy

The Academy

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

  • Creating and supporting a community of leaders in education and a culture of excellence in teaching and learning.
  • Fostering the careers of educators in medicine and science.
  • Providing programming to improve the skills of teachers.
  • Stimulating and supporting the creation and implementation of innovative approaches to learning and assessment.
  • Supporting educational research and scholarship in medical and graduate education

Highlights from the Academy...


Congratulations to the 2014 Excellence in Tutoring Award and Certificate Recipients!

The Certificate for Excellence in Tutoring is awarded to HMS faculty who serve as tutors in required New Pathway courses in Years I and II and receive a score of 1.25 and above. The score is also based on evaluations by students in their tutorial group, with a minimum of 6 evaluations received, 6 minimum teaching sessions in the specified course.  Recipients of the 2014 Certificate of Excellence in Tutoring taught in Fundamentals of Medicine courses held during March 2013 - June 2013 and August 2013 – January 2014.

2014 is the first year we will be awarding the Excellence in Tutoring Award. The award recognizes those tutors who have received a Certificate for Excellence in Tutoring for three consecutive years. Recipients of the 2014 Award of Excellence in Tutoring taught in Fundamentals of Medicine courses held during academic years 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Click the links below to see the list of recipients for each award:


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP - 2014-2016 - THE ACADEMY AT HMS

The Academy at Harvard Medical School is soliciting applications for membership for AY15/AY16.

The mission of the Academy at HMS is to advance the education of physicians and scientists throughout the Harvard Medical School community by:
• Creating and supporting a community of leaders in education and a culture of excellence in teaching and learning.
• Fostering the careers of educators in medicine and science.
• Providing programming to improve the skills of teachers.
• Stimulating and supporting the creation and implementation of innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment.
• Supporting educational research and scholarship in medical (undergraduate and graduate medical education, UME and GME) and graduate education (Division of Medical Sciences).

Membership is for a two-year renewable term. All current members of the Academy are requested to re-apply now; please note that the application for current members differs from what is asked of new applicants.

Please click here for the RFA and more information on how to apply!


Events - May 2014

Team-based learning: Re-thinking the Concept of Small Group Instruction

Friday, May 2, 2014 – 7:30-9:00 am - TMEC Walter Amphitheater - RSVP

Richard M. Schwartzstein, M.D., Director of the Academy, Harvard Medical School
Jeremy B. Richards, M.D., M.A., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Amy M. Sullivan, Ed.D., Associate Director of Education Research, the Academy, Harvard Medical School


Medical educators who have sought new methods of active learning for students have turned to Team-based learning (TBL) as an alternative to Problem-based Learning (PBL). In this session the logic and methods of TBL will be reviewed, and outcomes data will be presented based on modifications of the TBL model used in the Human Physiology course at HMS.

Writing for Scholarship Series - Workshop I: From Results to Manuscript
Thursday, May 8, 2014 – 4:00-5:30 pm - TMEC 227 - RSVP
Moderator: Subha Ramani MD, Lecturer on Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Presenters: Stuart F. Quan, M.D., Gerald E. McGinnis Professor of Sleep Medicine Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Julie Rich Ingelfinger, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
During this session, Drs. Quan and Ingelfinger will review the process of preparing a manuscript for publication, and will guide participants in developing approaches to writing an original manuscript in the field of medical education. The presenters will demonstrate and outline how to write specific sections of a paper (abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, references, tables and figures), and will show participants how to develop the ancillary parts of a paper and determine their applicability to their work (i.e. online supplementary appendices, animations and videos).

The Use of Electronic Media in Medical Education - Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital
Wed., May 14, 2014 - 4:15-5:30 pm - TMEC 104 - RSVP
The session will introduce participants to different modes of medical education that employ electronic media, web-based education for dissemination, assessment and implementation.

      MGH Presentation
The Use of Social Media in Medical Education and Curricular Design
T. Bernard Kinane, MB BCh, BAO, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
This session will demonstrate how social media can be used in the medical school curriculum.
       
     

BWH Presentation
Developing and Implementing a Medical MOOC
James Ware, PhD, Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, Brigham and Women's Hospital
This session will provide participants with an overview of the experience of and lessons learned from developing, launching, and running a massively open online course (MOOC).

Writing for Scholarship Series - Workshop II: The Journal Review Process and How to Respond to Reviews
Thursday, May 15, 2014 – 4:00-5:30 pm - TMEC 227 - RSVP
Moderator: Terry R. Bard, D.D., Rabbi and Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Presenters: Jonathan F. Borus, M.D., Stanley Cobb Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Michele Burns, M.D., M.P.H. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital
During this session, Drs. Borus and Burns will demystify the journal review process and discuss how to respond to requests for revision or rejection decisions. The presenters will describe the pre-review and submission processes, explain the intent of review process, and outline ways to respond to reviews that will enhance your chance of having a paper accepted for publication.


Just off the Press: Academy Insights, Vol. 4, No. 9!

**Click HERE to access the PDF version**