The Future is Ours to Shape

Bicentennial Podcast

Founders & Futurists

Discover our healthcare visionaries and imagine the possibilities ahead as MCPHS celebrates its Bicentennial.

About Founders & Futurists
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The Future Is Ours to Shape

What will the workforce of the future be like? We have some idea here at MCPHS. Because we take the initiative to find out.


Trend Spotting

We routinely speak with leaders in hospitals, clinics, biopharmaceutical companies, and other healthcare settings that rely on talent to do what they do best. We ask what they need – now and in the future – and we make predictions. Anticipating change and preparing our student body for tomorrow’s opportunities is part of our job. And we take it very seriously. 

We pride ourselves in producing “job ready” graduates who get hired and contribute meaningfully to organizations. Consistently ranked as one of the most transformative institutions of higher learning in the country, MCPHS prioritizes student success. To us, this includes training students for roles that will exist in the real world when they complete their studies.

We're continuously looking at data on national and regional levels about the skills and the jobs that are in high demand. We stay in touch with employers, national data sources, and partners like MassBio that do a lot of data aggregation.

Carol Stuckey | Dean, School of Professional Studies

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To this end, we routinely adjust our educational offerings and approach as the marketplace evolves. We are surprisingly nimble for a university. If we spot an emerging opportunity with our collaborators, we can respond quickly, crafting new programs and curricula in a matter of months.

Our new Center for Life Sciences is just a recent example. Life sciences companies in New England desperately need skilled workers as they go through a hiring boom. The pandemic fueled an investment in the sector that is driving rapid growth. And many of the talented people who will fill those jobs are actually students at MCPHS today. In a study, an industry trade group projected that Massachusetts would add up to 40,000 new life sciences jobs between 2021 to 2024. That’s a lot of demand and speaks to why the new Center reinforces MCPHS leadership in life sciences education.

The future is ours to shape. At MCPHS, we remain focused on building on our proven track record of monitoring trends and training students for jobs that meet the demands of tomorrow.