Education at the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care

The Center is working to transform primary care education at Harvard and beyond.

When the Center launched, our team worked closely with the HMS Program in Medical Education to develop a new foundational curriculum, which, for the first time, included a longitudinal primary care practicum for the development of clinical skills at Harvard Medical School. Since then, our team has developed advanced electives in internal and family medicine, founded the Harvard Home for Family Medicine which provides resources for students and faculty, and facilitated interprofessional and executive education opportunities.

The Center’s Education team also supports the Student Leadership Committee, which works to empower HMS and other interprofessional students to become leaders in primary care. Through our Perspectives in Primary Care series, we seek to bring interesting speakers to HMS to discuss pressing issues in primary care and create space for networking opportunities within the broader HMS community. For example, in 2017 the Education team hosted a session on LGBTQ Health 101. 

The Education team works with other faculty and staff at the Center or coordinate many of the external and executive education offerings for the Center, including our ‘Charting the Future of Primary Care’ programs, the upcoming MIT / HMS Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp, as well as other national and international offerings.

Questions? Please email Megan Lenneman at