A Renewed Vision for Higher Education in Public Health.

American Journal of Public Health

PubMedID: 25706003

Frenk J, Hunter DJ, Lapp I. A Renewed Vision for Higher Education in Public Health. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(S1):S109-S113.
We are transforming the educational strategy at the Harvard T.?H. Chan School of Public Health guided by 5 principles: (1) development of T-shaped competencies (breadth across fields, depth in primary fields), (2) flexible and modular design accommodating different needs through the lifecycle, (3) greater experiential learning, (4) 3 levels of education (informative, formative, and transformative learning), and (5) integrated instructional design (online, in person, and in the field). We aim to create an arc of education resulting in continuous learning. We seek to bridge the research versus education dichotomy and create research-teaching congruence, adapting the values of peer review and quality assessment that we routinely accept for grant and article review to education.