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Office of Faculty Affairs & Professional Development

Program for Educators in Health Professions - January 8 - 18 and May 15 - 19, 2017 (Application Deadline : September 27, 2016)


The goal of the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions is to enhance the professional development of physicians, basic scientists, and other healthcare professionals as educators. The program is built around 6 major themes: teaching & learning, curriculum, evaluation, leadership, educational research and information technology.

Competent clinical faculty can find it challenging to step into the role of teacher, especially if they don't have a background in education. The next generation of learners needs the capacity to discriminate vast amounts of information & extract & synthesize knowledge that is necessary for clinical and population-based decision making. These developments point toward new opportunities for the methods, means, and meaning of education. The program provides a select group of those involved in training the next generation of healthcare providers with the knowledge base and skills to enhance their expertise in conducting an educational project of their own design and taking a leadership role in the educational activities at their home institutions.

The program consists of two sessions in residence at Harvard" a 10 day winter session and a 6 day spring session. Learning formats include large group presentations; interactive exercises; problem based learning; observations; reflective use of journals; discussions in large and small groups. A variety of faculty facilitated small group formats are used to support learning from observations, to draw together scholars with common interests, and to further the development of each scholar's back home project for educational change.

Target Audience

  • Physicians                                              
  • Nurse Practitioners                         
  • Physicians Assistants                                                
  • Nurses                                              
  • Pharmacists                                    
  • Dieticians                                         
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals
  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine Practitioners
  • Researchers (PhDs)
  • Any faculty involved in training healthcare professionals    


The course is designed to meet the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Educational competencies:

  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communications skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based practice


By phone(617-535-6483), Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (ET) or by email at:

For more information, and registration please click link below.


Career Development

CAPQ Guidelines

Faculty Handbook »

Introduction to the Special Issue on Blended Learning in the Health Sciences

Dear colleagues,
We have started to do some work with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). I just realized that they have a free online journal and that the current issues addresses online learning in the health professions.

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If there is other information you would like to see added to the site, please send us a note.


Congratulations to Dr. Merlino on being selected for the 2016/17 New York Academy of Medicine Fellow Ambassadors program!

Distinguished Ranks

Dr. Richard Rosenfeld

Distinguished Professor

College of Medicine

Dr. Samy McFarlane

Distinguished Teaching Professor

College of Medicine

Dr. Stephen Goldfinger

Distinguished Service Professor

College of Medicine

Chancellor's Awards for Excellence

Dr. Maria Rosario Sim

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

College of Nursing

Anika Daniels-Osaze

Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional service

College of Medicine

Awards for Excellence in Education

Dr. Toni Zuccaro

College of Health Related Professions

Dr. Edward Heilman

College of Medicine

Dr. Steven Ostrow

College of Medicine

Dr. Richard Kollmar

School of Graduate Studies

Dr. Coleen Kumar

College of Nursing

Dr. Daniel Ehlke

School of Public Health


Books to Loan

How to Craft an Effective NIH Biosketch Using These Award-Winning Writing Styles

Oral Presentation for Scientists

Writing in Science & Medicine: Webinar Notes

Writing in Science & Medicine: The Investigators Guide to Writing for Clarity and Style

Mentoring Scientific Minds

Finding Top Talent: How to Search for Leaders in Academic Medicine

Leading: Top Skillls, Attributes, and Behaviors Critical for Success

Principles of Research Methodology

Faculty Senate Bulletin

Fall - Winter 2015-2016 (PDF) »


2016 Calendar

Faculty Affairs & Professional Development 2016 Calendar – CME Approved

  • June 22, 2016
    SUNY Downstate Formal Mentoring Program Presentation
  • September 8, 2016
    IAMSE Web Seminar Series
  • September 14, 2016
    All School Re-Orientation; CV/Biosketch Writing
  • September 15, 2016
    IAMSE Web Seminar Series
  • September 21, 2016
    Workshop on Cultural Competency AND Faculty Awards & Reception
  • September 22, 2016
    IAMSE Web Seminar Series
  • September 29, 2016
    IAMSE Web Seminar Series
  • October 6, 2016
    IAMSE Web Seminar Series
  • October 19, 2016
    Simulation Equipment & Teaching
  • November 16, 2016
    Making Large Lectures Interactive
  • December 21, 2016
    The Standardized Patient in Education



Previous presentations from the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development are available for viewing in iTunes »

From the video archives of our colleagues in GME, programs which may be of interest to you »

Career Resources

Useful information to help plan for the future. You can make arrangements for individual counseling with these representatives:


Contact TIAA-CREF's Service & Scheduling Group at 800-732-8353 from 8 am to 8 pm to set up an appointment on campus with Stephen Baumeister. All counseling sessions are held between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm at the Campus Library or employee's own office.


Contact Cara Every at 845-490-4007 to set up an appointment. All counseling sessions are between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, and can be held at the Campus Library or employee's own office.



Work-Life Services - Employee Assistance Program

For information:

Felton Jenkins, CEAP


Special Interest Groups - Dates and Times Vary by Group; call Office of Faculty Affairs for Current Schedule

Writer's Group - Putting Pen to Paper

Introduction to Research

Underrepresented Faculty

New Faculty Welcome to Downstate Campus & Faculty Peers

Using the Sim Lab

Enhancing Professional Interactions in Medical Education

Principles of Research Methodology - Dr. Supino, August 3rd - December 14th