Catalog 2012-2013

President’s Welcome

MGH President

Dear Students and Prospective Students:

On behalf of the faculty, students, and staff of the MGH Institute of Health Professions, I am delighted to welcome you to our vibrant community of learners, scholars, and health professions leaders.

Located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, we are proud of the Institute’s special mission of educating health care professionals to become leaders in their respective disciplines. With highly ranked programs in nursing, physical therapy, communication sciences and disorders, and medical imaging, we are able to focus our attention and resources for the maximum benefit of our students’ learning and professional development.

As the only degree-granting member of Partners HealthCare, our close affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital and other institutions in the Partners HealthCare system and in the greater Boston area, we offer our students the distinct advantage of learning and practicing with the best in their fields. Most of our faculty are active clinicians as well as teachers, which enables them to closely integrate academic and clinical learning.

We also are committed to expanding and refining the scientific basis for health care through teaching, research, and scholarship, which includes contributing to new models of practice that foster effective, affordable, and ethical health care. Further, members of the Institute community have embraced a strong commitment to diversity which assures our graduates are culturally sensitive practitioners able to serve an increasingly diverse population.

Founded in 1977 by visionary leaders at MGH, we take pride in the rich traditions of the Institute, while we look forward to building an even brighter future.

We continue to develop our programs in the health professions, enhance faculty research, fully realize our commitments to diversity and Interprofessional education, and further strengthen our relationships with MGH and the other affiliates in the Partners HealthCare system. We also are working to become more actively engaged with our neighbors in the Charlestown and Navy Yard communities.

If you are a student here at the Institute, we wish you the best in your studies as you prepare for a fulfilling career in health care. If you are thinking about becoming a health care professional, we invite you to consider the Institute as your school of choice.

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Janis P. Bellack

President and John Hilton Knowles Professor