On May 21, 125 members of the educator community at the MGH gathered for a day-long symposium focusing on interprofessional health care education. Sponsored by the MGH Executive Committee on Teaching and Education (ECOTE), the event started with opening remarks by Keith Lillemoe, MD, chief of Surgery and ECOTE chair. International, national, regional and local faculty spoke on topics such as interprofessional learning and collaborative practice; teaching strategies for multigenerational workforce; diversity and inclusion in health care education; and a hands-on workshop for creating learner-centered presentations. The keynote presenter – Ian Curran, vice dean of Education at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore – stressed the importance of teaching for the point of excellence, not just competency in health care education.

“The ECOTE Symposium is great because it brings the multidisciplinary health care team together with a common interest,” said Maureen Hemingway, DNP, RN, a nursing practice specialist who attended the symposium. “To spend a day immersed in education topics that are current and relevant makes it a memorable day. I have already incorporated ideas that I learned there into my practice.”

This article was originally published in the 06/01/18 Hotline issue.