Jennifer L. Beach, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Attending Physician, Division of General Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Curriculum development: Outpatient dermatology procedures for internal medicine residents
Dr. Jennifer Beach is a general internist in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Beach completed her undergraduate studies in Comprehensive Science and French Language at Villanova University. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. From there, she moved to Boston, Massachusetts where she completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). In 2003, she accepted a faculty position at BIDMC as a Clinician-Educator and has been working primarily in the outpatient setting seeing patients and teaching residents at Healthcare Associates.
Dr. Beach participated in the Rabkin Fellowship from 2004-2005. She developed a novel curriculum to teach outpatient dermatology procedures such as punch biopsy, skin tag removal and cryotherapy to internal medicine residents. The project continues to evolve and plans are underway to establish a weekly minor procedure clinic to allow for direct observation of housestaff performance with immediate feedback and evaluation.
Since graduating from the Fellowship program, Dr. Beach continues to be active in medical education at both the medical student and resident level. She is one of eight faculty at BIDMC to pilot the Primary Clinical Experience (PCE) for 3rd year Harvard Medical School students. The PCE is an innovative multidisciplinary curriculum which seeks to maximize educational benefit for students by concentrating their clinical work at one institution. She precepts a student in a biweekly continuity clinic and participates in monthly multidisciplinary case conferences. In addition to her outpatient work, she precepts medical residents in their outpatient continuity practice and continues to develop dermatology curriculum for the primary care physician.