Medical Education Grand Rounds


Friday, June 5, 2020, 10:00am to 11:30am


This is an online event

"Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste" - Lessons to Date for Medical Student Education at HMS from the COVID-19 Pandemic | RSVP

Edward M. Hundert, M.D.

Dean for Medical Education
Daniel D. Federman, MD Professor in Residence of Global Health and Social Medicine and Medical Education
Harvard Medical School

Overview: The adage "never let a good crisis go to waste" is often attributed to Winston Churchill in the course of his work with Stalin and Roosevelt to form the United Nations as World War II was coming to a close. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of the human condition, and medical student education is no exception. For his annual end-of-year Medical Education Grand Rounds, Dean Hundert will offer reflections on what we are learning from the current crisis about medical education - and about ourselves as medical educators - that may inform a better future for our students and their patients. Please reflect on what you believe may be even better about medical education as a result of innovations forced by the crisis to date, and come prepared to share your ideas with Dean Hundert and fellow medical educators across the HMS system.


Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to

  1. Discuss some of the disruptive changes to medical student education that have been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, 

  2. Appraise the ways some of these changes could potentially improve the medical education program at HMS into the future, and

  3. Explain how any such positive changes could become institutionalized in order to minimize the risk of reverting back to our pre-COVID ways once the current crisis behind us, thus minimizing the chances of "letting the crisis go to waste."


Accreditation Statement

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity