Medical Education Grand Rounds

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Medical Education Grand Rounds

Medical Education Grand Rounds are a series of one-hour monthly sessions, open to all HMS faculty, are held throughout the year. Sessions alternate between HMS and hospital-based medical education grand rounds programs.


The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Medical Education Grand Rounds: Teaching in new ways: The importance of faculty development- RSVP
Friday, May 06, 2016 7:30-9:00AM
​TMEC RM 250
Barbara Cockrill, MD, Harold Amos Academy Associate Professor
Director of Faculty Development, The Academy at Harvard Medical School   

In August 2015, HMS embarked on a new journey:  The Pathways Curriculum.   In a major undertaking, not only were courses completely redesigned, but the effort incorporated a change in pedagogy.  In Pathways pedagogy, learning is recognized as a joint responsibility shared by student and faculty.  Guiding principles of the Pathways pedagogy include an emphasis on critical thinking, accountability for self-directed learning, and classroom interactivity-student-student, student-teacher and teacher-teacher. 

The change in instructional methods represented a challenge for students, but also required a transformation for faculty.  How do faculty best facilitate a discussion with forty students?  How do faculty best prepare "homework" for student preparation?  Should homework be reading, videos,  prepared syllabus material?  How do faculty of different specialties best work together as paired teachers?  Although we don't have all of the answers (as the "answers" often differ for each course), we are on the way to a cohesive program. In this session, we will discuss the faculty experience and propose some "best practices" learned from the launch of the Pathways curriculum. This session is also intended to serve faculty in clinical rotations and advanced science courses to better characterize the experience of students who will be joining them soon!

Medical Education Grand Rounds: Title to be determined - RSVP
Friday, June 10, 2016 7:30-9:00AM
​TMEC RM 250 

Carol K. Bates, MD, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Harvard Medical School   




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