Thomas Caughey, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Development of a case-based online oncology curriculum
Evaluation of the use of virtual patients by medical students
Dr. Thomas Caughey is an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and a staff Hematologist and Oncologist at Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Caughey received a BA degree in psychology from Harvard University in 1992. While at Harvard he was a member of the 1991 Collegiate National Champion lightweight crew and captain of the varsity lightweight crew in 1992. He received his MD degree from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1998 and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2001 with an area of concentration in medical education. He completed fellowship training in Hematology and Medical Oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2005. As a Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education, Dr. Caughey worked on several projects. Together with Dr. Jane Driver, he developed a case-based oncology curriculum for the internal medicine residency program. He also worked on the design and production of the eighteen "virtual patients" that comprise the Virtual Patient Project. Finally, he created the Shapiro Institute's Clinical Skills Database (
http://www.research.bidmc.harvard.edu/clinicalskills/), a guide to publicly available websites that focus on teaching physical examination skills and bedside procedures.