Education and Outreach

Center Overview

Read the MedStar Human Factors Center Overview for the most recent summary of our work.

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The Center’s education and outreach programs are dedicated to training and mentoring the next generation of human factors experts, from partner organizations in the U.S. to institutions around the world, further increasing the innovative footprint of human factors.

Educational opportunities exist for different types of experience levels and learners—from medical students to attending physicians and from human factors students to practitioners.

Courses and Workshops

Our clinicians and human factors engineers work across sectors and offer formal instruction on the application of human factors in healthcare. We work with industry partners to build topic-specific learning opportunities that can be offered for CME credits throughout the year. Applicable to a wide range of professionals, our courses and workshops benefit everyone from hospital system executives and software engineers, to human resources personnel and practicing physicians.

Expert Engagement + External Interactions

The Center is dedicated to generating and increasing knowledge about human factors. Through research, education, and usability services, we emphasize a variety of approaches to outreach, including roundtable discussions, public presentations, expert panels, and other networking opportunities to reach a wider audience. The Center is widely recognized for our work and contributions both domestically and internationally.

Student Program Mentoring

From high school students to PhD candidates and residents, we offer year-round mentoring opportunities for individuals seeking to learn about and gain hands-on experience with human factors. The Center’s internship program recruits for limited positions every Fall, Spring, and Summer and offers academic credit, if desired.