Beth Lown, MD
Rabkin Senior Fellow in Medical Education
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Mount Auburn Fellowship in Medical Education
A collaborative approach to teaching and learning shared decision making
Beth A. Lown, M.D., a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Hospital, is a general internist at Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Lown is involved in faculty development in medical education in several venues. She co-directed the Rabkin and Advanced Fellowship in Medical Education at the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as well as Harvard Medical School Academy Fellowships in Medical Education. She is currently Director of Faculty Development and Faculty Fellowships in Medical Education at Mt. Auburn Hospital.
Dr. Lown is the Medical Director of The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, Boston, MA. She develops programs, teaches and writes about interpersonal and communication skills, and a relationship-centered approach to the psychosocial and emotional aspects of healthcare to learners across the continuum of medical education. She has served on the National Board of Medical Examiners' Task Force on Communication Skills, Committee for Standard Setting, and serves on the Case Materials Development for Clinical Skills Step 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination.
Dr. Lown collaborates with national and international partners in teaching and research in healthcare communication and medical education. She has used mixed methods of research including qualitative and emergent research methods to inform education curricular design, assessment instruments, and program evaluation. Her work has been published in the
Journal of General Internal Medicine, Academic Medicine, Academic Radiology, Medical Education, and others.