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Faculty Fellowship in Medical Education

Enhance your teaching skills and advance the field of health care education with the Faculty Fellowship in Medical Education at Mount Auburn Hospital.

Become a Leader in Education

This program was established in 1998 by Dr. Charles Hatem to provide faculty with an opportunity to develop the expertise and skills needed to launch or advance academic careers in health professional education. The Mount Auburn Fellowship, under the direction of Drs. Mab Butterfield and Alexandra Chabrerie, was designed to prepare future leaders in education, and will have graduated 115 Fellows as of June 2021.

The goals of the Fellowship are to:

  • Help faculty develop and further enhance their skills as educators;
  • Support the fellows as education leaders and change agents;
  • Help faculty develop analytic and research skills in education;
  • Create a community of educators who continuously strive to enhance teaching and learning and to enrich the field of health professional education.

Program Overview

The one-year Fellowship curriculum involves bi-monthly 2-hour seminars on the second and fourth Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. The curriculum covers a broad spectrum of historical and contemporary issues in health professional education. Experiential learning is a key component of the Fellowship. Fellows demonstrate and receive feedback from the fellowship directors and their peers on lecturing, case-based discussions, giving feedback to learners and other skills. They develop teaching cases, conduct peer reviews of teaching, write reflections on memorable teaching and learning experiences and engage with experts in education and research. Sessions will be led by the directors and invited speakers.

Fellows are expected to implement an education research project focusing on an important issue in health professional education. The Fellows provide input for each other’s projects over the course of the year. Fellows also have opportunities to discuss their projects with education fellows across the Harvard Medical School (HMS) system. They present their projects to these fellows at HMS and to their mentors and invited guests during a June graduation session at Mount Auburn Hospital.


Fellowships are competitive. A request for applications typically goes out in January each year. You will be asked to submit the following to the Department of Medical Education:

  • An application form;
  • A cover letter that includes a personal statement outlining your career goals and what you hope to gain from the Mount Auburn Fellowship in Medical Education;
  • A brief summary (no longer than 1 page) of a project you wish to pursue in the fellowship year;
  • A letter of recommendation from your department chair and/or division chief during the proposed fellowship year supporting your attendance at, and completion of required Fellowship elements.
  • A copy of your Curriculum Vitae

Contact Us

Contact Fellowship Directors Dr. Mary Butterfield and Dr. Alexandra Chabrerie with questions.

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