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The Academy at Harvard Medical School

The Academy is established to advance the education of physicians and scientists throughout the Harvard Medical School community. In addition to sustaining and building upon the work of the Center for Teaching and Learning, the professional development arm of The Academy, they work closely with the Graduate programs, the Program in Medical Education at HMS, and with the evolving educational centers at many of our hospitals.


Authorship and Attribution

Harvard Medical School provides Faculty Policies on Integrity in Science. Click here for more information, including:

Harvard Catalyst Advanced Curriculum Compendium

Over the past several years, the landscape of clinical investigation has undergone dramatic changes. New tools have transformed the magnitude and scope of clinical investigation and changes in regulatory practices have altered how we conduct these studies. To prepare clinical investigators for the challenges that lie ahead, the Harvard Catalyst Advanced Curriculum Compendium (ACC) has been developed to provide clinical investigators with opportunities for continuing education in clinical investigation beyond the introductory level.

Through a searchable online catalog, the Advanced Curriculum Compendium offers educational opportunities to learn new methods or update existing clinical investigative skills. The compendium consists of lectures, seminars, and courses that target core competencies fundamental to successful clinical investigation.


HMS Faculty Affairs
The Office for Faculty Affairs is responsible for the implementation and management of the faculty appointment process, governance, and other faculty-related matters at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The Office was established to assist the Faculty of Medicine in its contributions to the education, research, and patient care missions of the School.


Harvard's Center for Workplace Development

The Center offers comprehensive career consulting services to faculty. It's programs have become a valuable benefit that affirms management commitment to support and encourage individual career growth and professional development.


HMS Ombuds Office
The Ombudsperson of HMS provides an impartial review to surface and fairly resolve problems that arise within the organizations, and to give generic upward feedback on systemic concerns to senior management. The Ombudsperson is a designated neutral and, as such, does not advocate for any individual or point of view. As an impartial complaint-handler, the Ombudsperson strives to see that people are treated fairly and equitably. The Office is independent of any existing administrative or academic structures and is responsible only to the dean of each school.


Medical Research Education for Researchers
Various education opportunities are available to researchers through Partners affiliates, including:
   •Brigham and Women’s Center for Clinical Investigation
   •Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Program
   •Harvard Medical Community Events Calendar


MGH Multicultural Affairs Office
The MGH Multicultural Affairs Office seeks to promote increased recruitment, retention and advancement of the careers of underrepresented minority students, physicians and researchers, as well as to develop culturally competent physicians at MGH. The MAO implements its mission through numerous programs and collaborations encompassing three main categories broadly defined as Professional Leadership and Workforce Diversity, Education and Health Disparities Research, and Community Outreach.

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National Resources

American Association for the Advancement of Science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Triple A-S" (AAAS), is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.


The Chronicle of Higher Education
Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as an online CV's, salary databases, and more.


The Scientist | Careers
The Scientist Careers is a career resource is for anyone who is currently employed in, or is looking to break into, the biotech, pharmaceutical or life science fields. From process engineering to pharmaceutical sales, drug discovery to teaching, we have job listings across all disciplines. Beyond job postings, The Scientist Careers offers tools and information to help you take the next step on your professional journey.


American Association of University Professors
The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good. Founded in 1915, the AAUP has helped to shape American higher education by developing the standards and procedures that maintain quality in education and academic freedom in this country's colleges and universities.


Association of American Medical Colleges
The Association of American Medical Colleges is a nonprofit association of medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic societies. The AAMC seeks to improve the nation's health by enhancing the effectiveness of academic medicine. Through a broad array of programs and services, the AAMC acts as a champion of medical education; provides a national voice for the nation's medical schools, teaching hospitals, physician educators, and medical scientists; serves as both an integrating force and an agent of change; and works with its members to set the national agenda for medical education, research, and patient care.


The National Academies
The National Academies perform an unparalleled public service by bringing together committees of experts in all areas of scientific and technological endeavor. These experts serve pro bono to address critical national issues and give advice to the federal government and the public.

Four organizations comprise the Academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council.

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