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July 26, 2017

The Value of Health Professions Education

When speaking to all kinds of people about health profession education, I often get asked, "Why do people get a master's degree in health professions education?" or "Sounds very interesting but where would it lead?" I, of course, convey the passion and conviction I have for this field when answering these questions. I have also found one resource in particular to be extremely informative and helpful. It is a lot more unbiased than I am and most who read it, thank me for the reference! Anyway, it's a relatively brief analysis of "the motivation and needs of 20 educator/clinicians in multiple...
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February 5, 2016

5 Questions (and Answers!) About Online Labs

Dr. Lynn Foord, PhD, MEd, PT Director of the Prerequisites for Health Professions Program MGH Institute of Health Professions. One of the most common questions I get from students researching prerequisite courses to prepare for graduate school in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Physical Therapy is: "I know I can take my prerequisite courses online, but can I also take my labs online?" Depending on their intended area of study, health professions students typically have to take one or more courses and labs in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology,...
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January 27, 2016

To Watch Us Dance is to Hear Our Hearts Speak

This column, written by 2014 Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate Dan Kelleher, originally was published in the November 19, 2015 issue of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Caring Headlines. Kelleher is a staff physical therapist at the hospital. My name is Dan Kelleher , and I am a staff physical therapist. Mrs. R was an 82-year-old woman who was admitted to the Ellison 11 Cardiac Unit for a work-up on her mitral valve. The hope was that she’d be a candidate for mitral-valve-replacement surgery or the less invasive mitral-clip insertion to help manage her symptoms. Six months prior to being...
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August 11, 2015

What is the International Innovations Project, you ask?

In ternational Innovation Project (IIP) is an international, multidisciplinary, intensive course. The program was initiated by Metropolitan University College (Denmark), and has been offered from 2011 in collaboration with Seton Hall University (USA), MGH Institute of Health Professions (USA), Metropolia University of Applied Science (Finland) and Metropolitan University College. There are 9 MGH Institute students participating in this year’s 5-week course in Helsinki – 5 Physical Therapy students and 4 Occupational Therapy students. I have the pleasure of attending for the first week and...
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January 31, 2014

Origins of "The Talking Drum"

I broke my first curfew the night I was born in Dakar, Sénégal. The year was 1989, and mounting civil unrest along the lush river border between Sénégal and Mauritania had resulted in a Senegalese man’s death. Subsequently, Mauritanians living in Sénégal became targets of revenge. Enraged Senegalese overturned Mauritanian-owned shops and threatened worse damage. In an effort to contain the attacks, Senegalese law enforcement issued a 10 P.M. curfew in Dakar, after which time anyone could be arrested for being caught outside without the proper paperwork. Enter my very pregnant mother and her...
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November 4, 2013

MGH Institute Career Services Blog

Thanks for reading! Our Career Services Blog is intended to engage in meaningful discussion around "best practices" for job searching, interviewing, writing effective résumés and cover letters, and developing a networking strategy. The blog will be what we make of it, so I encourage you to ask questions, post opinions, and participate! My promise is to provide useful, practical, and insightful advice that will help in your career journey. I will be blogging about real issues that relate to students and alumni here at MGH IHP, and everything within will be "inspired" from advisement sessions...
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October 1, 2013

Part II: What Impact Means To the IHP

In my last post I described the IMPACT program. Anyone who has been at the IHP for the past two semesters has certainly heard of IMPACT and what we are trying to accomplish. This interprofessional set of experiences for our students, clustered under this new logo, is providing a fresh and welcomed approach to our long time commitment to interprofessional education. For the IHP community, and the larger community, this new image and new set of activities is designed to impact all of us by imprinting within our lexicon and within our day to day teaching and learning a highly principled approach...
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September 1, 2013

Thinking About Our IMPACT: Part 1

Part 1: What is IMPACT? Founded on principles of interprofessional education and practice, the Institute is now ready to live into its next generation of education and excellence. Dr. Mary Knab is ready to launch an entirely new curriculum for entry level students in the masters programs in Nursing, Speech-Language Pathology and the doctoral and masters programs in Physical Therapy, starting in September. A team of three faculty members (Gail Gall, Chuck Jeans, Laura Plummer) have created the first course for the program to be launched next week . The new program, called "IMPACT PRACTICE" is...
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