In 2009, the MGH Institute of Health Professions formed two schools, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) and the School of Nursing, in recognition of the growth and diversity of programming.
Faculty and students in SHRS are part of the Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy, sharing a common goal to engage in contemporary and innovative learning experiences that will prepare leaders in our disciplines.
Our students come from all over the world, bringing a wealth of diversity in ideas, cultures, and models of clinical practice. Our faculty bring an unparalleled expertise to their teaching and research, leading our professions in advocacy, scholarship and practice. Our programs are among the highest ranked in the country.
Our commitment to interprofessional education not only provides a framework for appreciating the role of the health care team but also supports learning experiences that promote optimal patient/client care through teamwork. In collaboration with colleagues in nursing and medicine, we continue to explore creative opportunities for students in our several disciplines to work together as part of their educational experiences.
As our population ages, as more Americans join the rolls of the insured, and as technology continues to develop new ways of providing care, our disciplines face remarkable and exciting challenges.
We welcome you to be part of an educational environment that leverages our connections across Partners HealthCare, is supportive and dedicated to your professional growth, and provides opportunities for you to become part of a dynamic health care team.
The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences prepares health and rehabilitation professionals to serve individuals, communities and organizations through advancement of heal professions education, research and service.
The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences aspires to be recognized as a leader in health professions education that:
Rebecca Onie, CEO of Health Leads, urges the school's 492 new graduates to make their mark in health care.
Doctor of Occupational Therapy program will be the first Entry-Level program offered in New England.
MGH Institute is area sponsor of YWCA's Stand Against Racism Virtual March commemorating the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington.