Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship Program
MGH BIDMC Harvard Medical School

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Medical Education

Fellows on the Medical Education Pathway will prepare for a career in educational leadership. In this established, comprehensive training program, fellows will develop the skills to not only become master teachers, but also to conduct innovative, high-quality medical education research.


This pathway is supported by the unique opportunities and infrastructure available through the Carl. J Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at BIDMC. Additional opportunities are available through the MGH Center for Educational Innovation and Scholarship. Mentorship is provided by division faculty members who are national leaders in medical education.

The well-developed infrastructure of the education pathway includes the following components:

Didactics in Education Theory and Research Methods

  • Education Research Core Curriculum: cognitive theory, principles of adult learning theory, curriculum development, survey design, basics of quantitative and qualitative research

  • BIDMC Clinical Educator Track for Fellows (application required)

  • Harvard Medical School Academy Fellowship in Medical Education Research Fellowship (application required)

Research Experience

  • Primary Education Research Project, mentored from inception to first-author publication

  • Education projects with additional faculty to gain experience in a breadth of qualitative and quantitative skills

  • Participation in Shapiro Institute Medical Education Research Lab

  • Education research grant submission

Practical Experiences

  • Teaching activities for learners at all levels (Undergraduate, Graduate, and Continuing Medical Education)

  • Iterative observation and structured feedback on teaching from expert faculty

  • Creation of durable educational materials (videos, web-based teaching tools, written curricula)

Community Building – Local and National

  • Center for Educational Innovation and Scholarship (CEIS) at MGH

  • HMS Academy, BIDMC Academy

  • Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT)

  • American Thoracic Society Section of Medical Education

Career Development

  • Coaching on medical education grant writing, CV, and teaching portfolio preparation

  • Mentorship regarding identification of prospective faculty positions

  • Support with applying, interviewing, and negotiating for faculty positions

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