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Penn State College of Medicine Harvard Macy Scholars

In 2014, Penn State College of Medicine committed to sending cohorts of faculty to attend the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions. The College offers sponsorship and partial support of attendance for faculty selected through an internal application process.

Participants join an international community of educators from multiple fields in medicine that includes leaders in health care, innovators in education and mentors around the world. This program is one of the most respected faculty development programs in health sciences education.

All College of Medicine faculty who teach in any capacity in health professions education are encouraged to apply.

Details on Penn State’s participation in the event, including how to apply, appear below.

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Harvard Macy Program Details

How the Woodward Center supports the Harvard Macy program Expand answer

The Woodward Center has a down-select process to sponsor and support Penn State College of Medicine faculty in attending the Program for Educators in Health Professions course offered by the Harvard Macy Institute.

There is a two-step application process for College of Medicine faculty. An interested faculty member will first apply to the Woodward Center in a down-select process. If chosen through that process as a Woodward-sponsored applicant, the faculty member will then apply directly to the Harvard Macy Program. Selected Woodward-sponsored applicants will be required to submit a letter of support from a division chief or department chair stating that the faculty applicant will be released from duties during the times of the program.

The Woodward Center will sponsor up to six faculty for the Harvard Macy Program and will cover the tuition fees ($6,100) for the program. Selected faculty or their departments will have the responsibility for the cost of travel and lodging for the course as an in-kind contribution.

Participants must have a faculty appointment at the College of Medicine. Awardees will be assigned a local mentor who will meet at least monthly with them during the duration of the academic year, and will provide advice and guidance around the scholarly project in education that they need to complete as part of the program.

Woodward sponsorship represents a chance to receive high-quality faculty development in education through formal activities and mentored hands-on experience in completing a scholarly education project.

Harvard-Macy Programs Expand answer

Program for Leading Innovations in Health Care and Education

  • Live at HMS: June 13 to 18, 2021

See details on this program

Program for Educators in the Health Professions

  • Part 1, virtual: October 11 to 16, 2020 (already held)
  • Part 2, live at HMS: May 10 to 15, 2021

See details on this program

How to Apply Expand answer

Please contact Dr. Paul Haidet at with questions.

Previous Penn State Participants Expand answer

Those Penn State College of Medicine/Penn State Health faculty who have participated in the Harvard Macy Scholars program are listed here.