MGH Executive Committee on Teaching and Education

The MGH Executive Committee on Teaching and Education (ECOTE) oversees all institutional matters relating to the teaching mission of the MGH. ECOTE supports thousands of students, trainees, educators and faculty across the health professions. The Slavin Academy was launched to strengthen the tools, programs and resources necessary to advance the hospital’s education mission and to support evidence-based teaching models for lifelong learning across the health system.

Nursing and Patient Care Services

The Institute for Patient Care

The Institute for Patient Care is a collaborative of centers and programs driving innovations in patient care, staff education, research and knowledge development. As part of Nursing and Patient Care Services, the educational support provided to clinicians and staff is foundational to the MGH’s ability to deliver exceptional care to patients and families.

Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical and Professional Development

With programs ranging from onboarding clinical staff in Nursing and Patient Care Services to workshops and simulations for interprofessional teams, the Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical and Professional Development provides continuing education for health care providers through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

As clinical care grows in acuity and complexity, continuing education is not only essential but critical to our success.

Gaurdia Banister, RN, PhD
Institute for Patient Care executive direcr

Blum Learning Center

The mission of the Maxwell and Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center is to provide high-quality patient education and consumer health information services to Mass General patients, families and staff. The Blum Center team is committed to assisting patients and families to learn about their health, illness and health care, to supporting health literacy and to assisting staff in acquiring the skills necessary to effectively teach patients about health and illness.

The Knight Nursing Center is committed to offering high quality, evidence-based and relevant programming for our staff. Our focus is on promoting lifelong learning and career development through our partnerships across Mass General.

Gino Chisari, RN, DNP
Norman Knight Nursing Center director

Mass General Brigham Workforce Development

All employees, regardless of their prior experience or education, are encouraged to stay engaged and seek out new educational opportunities at Mass General. Workforce Development offers both online and in-person courses to help staff improve writing, technology and language skills, receive support when attaining U.S. citizenship, prepare for college and plan their career path.

For more than 20 years, the Blum Center has played a critical role in assisting Mass General to meet the comprehensive health education needs of patients and staff.

Brian French, RN
Blum Center and the Knight Simulation Program director