The CFDD is committed to offering programs and resources to support the professional development and academic advancement of Harvard Medical School faculty whose academic area of excellence is distinguished for teaching and educational leadership.
Our innovative Narrative Medicine Initiative is designed to help medical educators gain an understanding of narrative medicine and reflective writing skills for pedagogical purposes within the setting of a teaching hospital.
The Brigham Education Institute (BEI) seeks to expand, empower, and embrace our community of medical educators & learners, providing novel opportunities for teaching, learning & advancement in the discipline of medical education.
The Academy at Harvard Medical School works to advance the education of physicians and scientists across the medical school. Many resources are available including:
- The Center for Teaching and Learning
- Medical Education Grand Rounds and other seminars
- Annual Symposium on the Science of Learning
- Fellowships in Medical Education
- Interest Groups
- Writing for Scholarship Toolkit
Click here to learn how to become a member of The Academy.
Christiansen Center for Teaching and Learning promotes and supports teaching excellence and innovation within Harvard Business School. The Center’s four main offerings and initiatives fall under these four areas: coaching faculty, communicating best practices, convening colloquial and workshops, and conducting research.
Partners Graduate Medical Education Office oversees all residency and fellowship programs for Partners hospitals.
- List of Residencies and Fellowships
- Information and Resources for Program Directors
- Centers of Expertise
The Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) is one of four regional groups of the AAMC’s Group on Educational Affairs (GEA). Their purpose is to promote excellence in the education of medical students, residents, and physicians through the professional development of medical educators. The group sponsors funding opportunities, seminars, and conferences.
The new HMS Clinical Skills Center in the Tosteson Medical Education Center provides space and high-tech simulation equipment for assessment and development of clinical skills.
Awards for Medical Educators
Bernard Lown Award for Excellence in Teaching at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
The Bernard Lown Award for Excellence in Teaching at Brigham and Women’s Hospital was established in January 2010 to celebrate physicians who are outstanding clinical teachers. The winner must be a member of the Harvard faculty with a principal appointment at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at the instructor, assistant professor or associate professor level, across all departments for achievement of outstanding clinical teaching of students, house staff and fellows. The award winner will receive a $1500 cash award, $5000 to be used within three years of the award for CME or career development activities and a copy of Dr. Bernard Lown’s book, The Lost Art of Healing: Practicing Compassion in Medicine.
BWHC Faculty Development & Diversity Awards
These awards were established in 2013 to be awarded annually to BWH faculty in recognition of achievement in one, or more, of the four pillars of academic life: clinical care, research, education, and community service.
Partners Medical Education Awards
This awards program was initiated in 2010 to recognize outstanding achievement in medical education by Partners HealthCare faculty and staff. Awardees are honored at a dinner. Each receives a cash prize and his/her name is added to a plaque displayed prominently to recognize the award.
Harvard Medical School Teaching Awards
Harvard Medical School annually bestows teaching awards on its most outstanding teachers, who through their excellence in teaching will impact and influence the professional lives of students long after graduation. The awards, presented at the Daniel D. Federman Teaching Award Celebration each May, are HMS’s most visible recognition of the teaching accomplishments of a highly select group of the School’s leading medical educators, and reflects, in a small but tangible way, how much they are valued by their students and by HMS.
Academy Fellowships in Medical Education
This endowed, competitive program seeks to develop and enhance the fellows’ analytical skills as medical education researchers and teaching skills as medical educators. Each fellow applies with a project to be completed during the fellowship year which is designed to contribute to the quality of medical education at HMS.
Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education
The fellowship was established in 1998 to provide faculty with an opportunity to develop the expertise and skills needed to launch or advance academic careers in medical education and/or academic administration. The Rabkin Fellowship is open to all faculty with a primary appointment at Harvard Medical School and who currently teach at HMS or a Harvard-affiliated institution.
The Charles Hatem Award for Faculty Development in Medical Education at Harvard Medical School
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. The Academy will present the award at the annual Teaching Awards Ceremony.
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Professorship Program
The purpose of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Professorship Program (“Gold Professorships”) is to promote the importance of humanistic medicine and the values of professionalism in medical education. The goal of the award is to honor and support faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level who embody these attributes through clinical practice, teaching, and scholarship including research and curriculum development. Award recipients $50,000 per year for a three year period.