Faculty Opportunities

Teaching & Mentoring Opportunities


The Pathways MD track at Harvard Medical School offers a variety of teaching opportunities for qualified faculty members in the preclerkship curriculum. To meet eligibility requirements for teaching in required HMS courses, individuals must have a Harvard faculty appointment at the level of Lecturer or above, or be a qualified trainee (clinical or research fellow) approved by a faculty course director. Policy information about faculty appointments can be found on the Faculty Affairs website.

Teaching roles and responsibilities vary by course. Available opportunities are posted below.

Course: Homeostasis II

Homeostasis II is currently looking for a new Core Faculty member with a passion for the physiology of the GI tract. Homeostasis II is a required, ten-week longitudinal course for all HMS students in the Pathways curriculum and is a combined course taught with renal and endocrinology. The majority of GI content is on Thursdays from 8-12:30, and most Friday mornings from the week of April 22 to the end of June.

Core Faculty should have an interest in education, a passion for the GI tract and a willingness to work in the flipped classroom. Contact Melanie Hoenig for more information


Faculty interested in participating in the HST MD curriculum are encouraged to send a copy of their CV and the course(s) in which they are interested to Dr. Richard Mitchell.


Information about proposing an advanced elective course.



Additional faculty opportunities include mentoring student research and providing student support (see also Academic Societies, Learning Resources, Multicultural Affairs, Office of Scholarly Engagement). 

OSCE Clinical Skills Assessment

The HMS Program in Medical Education (PME) Committee on Assessment has recommended the creation of Core Faculty for Clinical Skills Assessment (CF-CSA), who will be responsible for directly observing and assessing medical students’ clinical skills during standardized patient (SP)/objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) sessions. Specific skills to be assessed include but are not limited to ability to take a history, perform a physical examination, make diagnostic and treatment decisions, and communicate with a patient.

Congratulations to the 2020-2022 cohort of Core Faculty for Clinical Skills Assessment. We will open the application process again in summer of 2022.

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HMS Academy Fellowship Opportunities

Medical Education

HMS Academy Medical Educational Fellowships provide physician educators with dedicated time to increase their knowledge of educational principles, to improve their skills as teachers, and to pursue a scholarly project in medical education.

Education Research

The HMS Academy Fellowship in Medical Education Research is a two-year program available to Harvard-affiliated fellows and surgical residents who hold an MD or PhD and to current members of the faculty (faculty may opt for participation in one or two years of the program). The focus of the program is to develop core skills in social science research methods as applied to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education in the health professions.