Julius Jong Yang, MD, PhD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Cohesive integration of the inpatient and outpatient housestaff experience
Dr. Julius Yang is a hospitalist in the Division of General Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Yang completed his undergraduate education at Williams College, then went on to earn a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, at the conclusion of which he was awarded the Kathy Swan Ginsburg Award for humanism in medicine. After serving as a chief resident at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Yang completed a Fellowship in Medical Education at the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research.
As a Rabkin Fellow at the Shapiro Institute, Dr. Yang investigated methods for integrating the medical resident's clinical experience across the inpatient and outpatient settings, with a goal to educationally reinforce patient-centered care that spans the continuum of care throughout the course of a patient's experience with disease. These methods included fostering more active housestaff involvement in discharge planning and follow-up visits, review of patients' post-discharge courses during formal teaching rounds, and closer coordination of care between physicians, nursing staff, and case management.
In his current role as a hospitalist, Dr. Yang actively teaches and mentors residents, interns, and medical students while providing clinical care to patients hospitalized at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He serves as Associate Program Director for the BIDMC Internal Medicine Residency Program, overseeing inpatient aspects of the residency training program. He also serves as chairman of the Resuscitation Committee at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, charged with monitoring and maintaining the quality of critical event responses at the medical center; in this role he has initiated a multidisciplinary program in medical simulation focused on teamwork principles applied to crisis event management. He is currently participating in a Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship sponsored by American Hospital Association and Health Resource Educational Trust, with a focus on promoting safe "handoff" practices between care providers throughout a patient's hospital course.