The Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education was established in 1998 to provide faculty with an opportunity to develop the expertise and skills needed to launch or advance academic careers in medical education and/or academic administration. The Rabkin Fellowship is open to all faculty with a primary appointment at Harvard Medical School and who currently teach at a Harvard-affiliated institution. 84 fellows have graduated the Rabkin Fellowship Program to date including mid-career and junior faculty, representing 14 departments and divisions from 7 Harvard-affiliated hospitals.
The goals of the fellowship are to:
- Help faculty develop and further enhance their skills as medical educators
- Provide faculty with an opportunity to conduct scholarly research or an educational project in an area of interest and importance in medical education
- Support the fellows as educational leaders and change agents within the academic medical center
- Create a community of educators who continuously strive to improve and enrich the field of medical education.
Rabkin Fellows are required to undertake an analytic study, research, or an educational project focusing on an important issue in medical education. The fellows select a mentor to help guide their work in developing their project, and provide each other with support and feedback over the course of the year. The fellows present the results of their projects at a concluding symposium.
The fellows welcome the opportunity to grapple with medical education topics not typically considered in their usual roles within the academic medical center. The Fellowship provides an experiential learning laboratory in which the fellows can practice and master the skills of exceptional teaching and implement the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for organizational change and educational leadership. Many graduates of the program have subsequently led significant curricular and programmatic changes at their respective affiliated institutions. Moreover, a number of graduates have assumed major educational leadership positions at the local, regional, and national levels. Current and former fellows feel part of a "learning and teaching community" committed to supporting each other as educators and to the goal teaching excellence.
A request for applications is typically made in January and the new class announced in April.
The directors of the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education are C. Christopher Smith, MD, and Lori R. Newman, M.Ed.
The Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at HMS and BIDMC is pleased to announce the
Rabkin Fellows in Medical Education for 2013 – 2014:
Ariel Frey-Vogel, MD, MAT, Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jakob McSparron, MD, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Laura Rock, MD, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Su-jean Seo, MD, PhD, Dermatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Edward Ullman, MD, Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Rebecca Vieira, MD, Emergency Medicine Boston Children’s Hospital