What is the role of distance learning in health care education? How does online learning impact the development of professional skills? Can new technologies make health care education faster, less expensive, and more accessible to a diverse population of future health professionals, without sacrificing quality and connection? This session will address those questions and more, presenting innovative strategies for humanizing online learning, building community, and providing support for learners in a hybrid health education program. Rooted in current evidence on best practices in online and hybrid teaching and learning, this session will explore challenges and reveal opportunities for leveraging technology to promote diversity, professional development, leadership, and resilience in today’s students.