Strategic Plan 2018-2022

The MGH Institute of Health Professions Approved Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

What We Believe about the Future

Health Care System

  • How health care is delivered (by whom, where) will continue to evolve

  • The population will become increasingly diverse, impacting how we provide care

Care Providers

  • Health care systems will require leaders who can manage change

  • Future health professionals will need to be nimble, curious, lifelong learners who can adapt to changing care and care settings


  • Larger portion of student market expected to shift to online education

  • Financial accessibility will continue to be a challenge

  • Expectations for supporting student wellness and academic achievement will grow

What We Believe to Be Our Core Assets

  • An “MGH” institute – reputation, infrastructure & collaboration benefits

  • Mass General Brigham system/resources - unrivaled access to clinic, expertise

  • A state-of-the-art campus located in Boston – a health care / academic hub

  • Exclusive (post-baccalaureate) focus on educating health care leaders of tomorrow

  • History of innovative programs

  • Early focus on interprofessional education, ahead of the curve

  • Exceptional faculty combining clinical, teaching and research expertise

  • Outstanding students who are passionate about pursuing their chosen professions

Our Aspirations for the Future

  • Educate the next generation of health professions leaders, capable of delivering the very best care for all, locally and globally

  • Support our alumni and other health professionals at all phases of their careers so that they are prepared to adapt and lead in a changing health care environment

  • Build the knowledge and research base to inform effective pedagogy and optimal clinical practice (including team-based care)

  • Build a robust IHP community that is inclusive and thriving, supporting clinical care, research, and education, where all feel supported and can succeed

  • Become an essential contributor to the Greater Boston community