Academy Membership Information

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Academy Membership Information

Q&A Regarding Academy Membership
Membership Benefits, Criteria, and Responsibilities

Our next request for applications will take place in the spring of 2018

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). 

The Academy at HMS has several components. The Center for Teaching and Learning, the professional development arm of the Academy, sponsors the Medical Education Grand Rounds series, an annual Symposium on the Science of Learning, and the Academy Fellowship in Medical Education. The Academy also holds regular symposia on important issues in medical education and an annual series of presentations on medical education projects by HMS faculty from the host hospitals – the Medical Education Inter-Hospital Collaborative. In addition there are 12 active faculty interest groups, which focus on key topics in medical education; the interest groups play a very active role in planning and implementing our programming. The Academy and its membership work closely with the Program in Medical Education at HMS, as well as hospital-based Academies and Centers for Education within the HMS affiliates and the graduate education programs at HMS. Among our goals, we hope to support innovation in pedagogical methods and curriculum development and promote research that focuses on teaching, learning, and assessment at the undergraduate and graduate medical education levels and in the science education of our graduate students. 

The HMS Academy is only as strong as its membership. We rely on active participation of member faculty to help prioritize, design, and implement our programs. 

Our next request for applications will take place in the spring of 2018



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