Teaching Opportunities and Resources

All faculty are expected to devote a minimum of 50 hours per year to teaching. Teaching activities are broadly defined to include:

  • Teaching of students, trainees and peers
  • Teaching in courses
  • Research training and mentorship
  • Clinical teaching and mentorship
  • Administrative teaching leadership roles (including service on admissions committees)

Teaching may occur at any Harvard school or at a Harvard Medical School affiliate.  We provide the following list of offices that offer resources and opportunities to help meet this requirement.

Program in Medical Education (PME)
The Program in Medical Education (PME) at Harvard Medical School is the organizational structure housing education programs that lead to the MD degree. Under the leadership of the Dean for Medical Education and the Associate Dean for Medical Education Planning and Administration, the PME oversees the MD program at HMS, including all aspects of the MD curriculum and student support services, and medical education quality improvement, planning and policy. We strive to empower our students, faculty, and alumni as they work together to transform the world of medicine.  Teaching tools and Faculty Development: https://meded.hms.harvard.edu/teaching-tools / https://canvas.harvard.edu/courses/80094 (HarvardKey login required)

Websites: https://meded.hms.harvard.edu/program-medical-education and https://meded.hms.harvard.edu/registrar-faculty
Email: pme@hms.harvard.edu

Health Sciences & Technology (HST)
The HST Academic Office supports our students and faculty as they integrate science, engineering, and medicine to solve problems in human health. Our primary goal is to prepare students for productive careers as leaders in medical research and academic medicine. We strive to provide an individualized educational experience, to cultivate leadership and teamwork, and to foster respect for all. Through our educational program administration and support services, the Academic Office provides a strong foundation for the educational mission of IMES/HST.

Website: https://meded.hms.harvard.edu/health-sciences-technology
Main Office: 617-432-1738 │ Email: London_Society@hms.harvard.edu

HMS Office of Scholarly Engagement (OSE)
The HMS Office of Scholarly Engagement (OSE) supports students as they pursue research and service opportunities in Boston, across the country, and around the world.  The office coordinates:

  • Scholarly project graduation requirement for Pathways and New Pathway
  • Funding for student research, service and conferences where students present
  • Soma Weiss Student Research Day
  • Graduation with honors
  • Clinical elective exchange programs
  • Medical language training
  • Other student resources (News You Can Use newsletter and databases)

OSE offers opportunities for HMS faculty to mentor student research.

Harvard faculty may post an opportunity for student scholarship in the OSE Opportunities Database, which will also appear on Harvard Catalyst faculty profiles. HMS-affiliated faculty can find information about the scholarly project and mentor requirements at: http://collaborate.hms.harvard.edu/display/scholarlyproject

Website: https://meded.hms.harvard.edu/about-scholarly-engagement
Main Office: 617-432-2750 │ Email: ose@hms.harvard.edu

Graduate Student Teaching
Graduate students at Harvard Medical School (HMS) are integral drivers of our research productivity and reputation, and are the intellectual engine that sustains our institutional excellence. HMS graduate programs provide an integrative network allowing our students to work with researchers across a breathtaking landscape of multiple Harvard campuses and affiliated institutions. Nine life-science PhD programs are based at HMS, and students in these programs are enrolled in the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). HMS also offers two types of Master’s degrees in seven different research concentrations. Those interested in teaching master’s or PhD students are best served by reaching out directly to the program heads of the programs listed on the graduate education website.

Website: https://hms.harvard.edu/education-admissions/graduate-education

The Academy
The Academy is responsible for professional development of faculty who teach in the MD program. Its role is also to develop and support a community of leaders in education and a culture of excellence in teaching and learning, to foster the careers of educators in medicine and science, to provide programming to improve the skills of teachers, to stimulate and support the creation and implementation of innovative approaches to learning and assessment, and to support educational research and scholarship in medical and graduate education.

Website: https://meded.hms.harvard.edu/about-academy
Main Office: 617-432-5401 │ Email: academy@hms.harvard.edu

Office for External Education
The Office for External Education provides broad access to HMS’s peerless and constantly evolving body of medical knowledge through four areas of focus: Postgraduate Medical Education for clinicians and researchers, Executive Education for business and science leaders who work in industries related to health care, HMX Online Learning for those pursuing careers in healthcare, and Harvard Health Publishing for health-conscious consumers and content providers.

The Office for External Education provides benefits to faculty through:

  • Expanded reach, recognition, and impact
  • New avenues for research funding and collaborations
  • Opportunities for academic advancement

With opportunities ranging from teaching and writing, to blended and e-learning, the office  invites you to get involved with the Office for External Education.

Website: https://hms.harvard.edu/departments/office-external-education
Main Office: 617-432-3638 │ Email: External_Education@hms.harvard.edu

HMS - Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership
The Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DICP) helps to advance diversity inclusion in health, biomedical, behavioral, and STEM fields that builds individual and institutional capacity to achieve excellence, foster innovation, and ensure equity in health locally, nationally, and globally.  The office sponsors a large number of pipeline programs where faculty can work with students in middle school, high school, college, medical school, graduate school, and postdoctoral programs. 

Website: https://dicp.hms.harvard.edu/dicp-programs and https://dicp.hms.harvard.edu/mentoring​​​​​​​
Main Office: 617-432-2413 │ Email: dcp_mfdp@hms.harvard.edu

DF/HHC - The Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) program​​​​​​​