Sara Fazio, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Curriculum development for medical education area of concentration and core ambulatory clerkship
Evaluation of learning styles of medicine clerks in the use of virtual patient cases
Dr. Sara Fazio is on the faculty of the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fazio received an AB in human biology magna cum laude from Brown University in 1991 and her MD from the Brown University School of Medicine in 1995, where she was awarded the Patricia McCormick Award for the top female student in the graduating class. She completed her internship and residency at the Beth Israel Hospital, and completed a chief residency year at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Dr. Fazio is the director of the Core Internal Medicine I Clerkship and is the site director of the Primary Care Clerkship at BIDMC. She is an Associate Master of the Holmes society at Harvard Medical School, the former director of the Core Clerkship Committee at HMS, a member of the Executive Committee of the Primary Care Clerkship at HMS and director of medical student education for the Division of General Internal Medicine. She also currently serves as the CME Editor for the
New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr. Fazio served as a Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education from 1999-2000, where she completed several educational projects. She developed a new curriculum for the core medicine clerkship that focused on key content areas in the practice of ambulatory medicine and centered around a series of cases that she authored. In addition she helped to develop and an area of concentration for senior medical residents who were interested in future careers as medical educators. She also conducted a research project on the learning styles of third-year medical students as a function of success with a computer-based learning tool.
Since completing her fellowship, Dr. Fazio has remained very active in medical education. She participated in the Harvard Macy Institute in 2001 and returned as a faculty member in 2002 and 2003. She is a fellow in the Academy of Medical Educators at Harvard Medical School, and has been very active in the medical education reform initiative, serving as one of the directors of the Principal Clinical Experience pilot at the BIDMC for several years. She has received numerous teaching awards, including the Best Clinical Teacher Award from the Class of 2003, 2005 and 2007 of Harvard Medical School, the Louis Pangaro Educational Program Development Award from the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM), the S. Robert Stone Award for Excellence in Teaching at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the SGIM National Award for Scholarship in Medical Education in 2009. She co-chaired the CDIM/SGIM Curriculum Task Force, charged with revising the national CDIM/SGIM Core Medicine Clerkship Curriculum Guide, and currently serves as the Treasurer for CDIM. In addition, she is an editor for the ACP-CDIM textbook
Internal Medicine Essentials for Clerkship Students and co-chairs the Education Committee of the newly formed Center for Primary Care at Harvard Medical School.