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...
- The Charles J. Hatem Award for Faculty Development - Call for 2014 Nominations!
- Call for Applications for Membership 2014-2015 – HMS Academy
- Upcoming Events – March/April 2014
- Just off the Press: The Academy Insights, Vol. 4, No. 8
The Academy at Harvard Medical School invites nominations for the annual Charles J. Hatem Award for Faculty Development in Medical Education. This award will be presented to an HMS faculty member of any rank who has made a significant contribution to training other faculty to teach, to provide leadership and/or to conduct research in medical education over the past several years. Nominations should describe the breadth and depth of the faculty member’s contributions to faculty development in medical education at HMS, which may include some of the following:
- Activities that demonstrate an on-going and sustained commitment to faculty development at HMS;
- Leadership in initiating means of supporting teachers and teaching;
- In-depth support or mentorship for specific individuals;
- Impact on others’ teaching, leadership and/or medical education research.
Additionally, when appropriate, the nomination should include information about how the faculty member serves as a role model, an inspiration to others, or an innovator; or helps to build community among educators or raises the value of teaching at HMS.
Nominators should provide examples or otherwise document specifically the impact of the nominee’s activities and the impact of his/her contribution to faculty development at HMS.
Nominations should be submitted to the Academy no later than March 21, 2014. The Academy will present the award at the annual Teaching Awards Ceremony on May 5, 2014.
Nominations may be made as follows:
- ONLINE NOMINATION FORM: Please complete the required online nomination form. The online form will activate your nomination. It is a required part of the nomination process.
- NOMINATION LETTER: Nomination letters should be sent via email to: email@example.com.
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 check back soon for more information on how to apply!
Harnessing the Power of the Arts in Teaching Medicine - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Cambridge Health Alliance (Joint Presentation)
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 – 4:15-5:30 am - TMEC 104 - RSVP
Amy N. Ship, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, BIDMC, and Elizabeth Gaufberg, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance
This inter-hospital collaborative, Arts&Humanities @HMS, offers the HMS community a way to explore how teaching the personal aspects of illness and the healing power of the arts can significantly contribute to patient, student, and provider learning alike. During this session, we will discuss how creative forms such as poetry, artwork, music, and personal narratives can be integrated into a curriculum to promote compassionate care, personal insight, and professional support and growth.
HMS Academy Annual Symposium on the Science of Learning
Attention, Memory and Emotion: What Science is Teaching Us About How to Maximize Learning
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 9:00 am-12:00 pm - Cannon Room, Building C - RSVP
Chair: Edward Hundert, M.D.
Complete Schedule of Events and Description (Coming Soon)
Students as Teachers: Creating Opportunities for Senior Medical Students to Teach Junior Medical Students in Courses and Clerkships
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – 4:00-5:30 pm - TMEC Walter Amphitheater -RSVP
David Furfaro, Jeffrey Cohen, Kimberly Kopecky, Kent Garber, and Michael Lester, HMS IV
An increasing number of courses and clerkships have created opportunities for senior medical students to get extra training and become involved in teaching junior peers while still in school. This moves the "resident as teacher" paradigm downstream, and presents many advantages for both the students who are teaching and the students who are learning. In this session, fourth year students who have been involved in course and clerkship teaching at HMS will share their experiences and advice about how to incorporate these opportunities into more of the curriculum.
Integrating Technology and Learning: Two Approaches - Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital
Wed., Apr. 16, 2014 - 4:15-5:30 pm - TMEC 104 - RSVP
This session will provide an overview of pedagogic methods to engage learners in constructive and formative experiences online, and share lessons learned in the implementation of educational technology
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