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Our program provides a structured learning and research environment to ensure that fellows develop competency in core areas of health services research, including:
Training and oversight at three noted research sites:
Each fellow is assigned to the site that best fits his/her research and mentoring needs, but all trainees meet together weekly. Our leadership team has achieved seamless integration across these sites and built an exceptionally collegial learning environment - a true "fellowship." First-year fellows learn directly by watching second-year fellows go through the process of narrowing their focus, beginning job searches, negotiating positions, and embarking on the next steps of their careers. We believe that the mutual support that trainees enjoy in our fellowship is critical to their longer term success.
Coursework at the Harvard School of Public Health, leading to an MPH or equivalent degree.
Weekly program seminars:
We host weekly seminars ranging on a variety topics including: works-in-progress seminars; faculty seminars in HSR focused on methodological issues; and skills seminars.
Mentorship is a key component of our program. Senior, interdisciplinary mentor teams help ensure that fellows meet key milestones, including:
We also understand that mentoring does not end with graduation from our program. Our faculty members routinely maintain mentoring relationships with fellows who stay at Harvard, as well as those who relocate to other institutions. The positive experience we've had with mentorships has resulted in a growing alumni network. Read more about our alumni.
Our extensive, committed core and affiliated faculty provide fellows access to an extraordinary array of well-supported mentors across multiple disciplines.
In addition, the Harvard-wide structure of the program is able to provide:
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”