Sherry D. Scovell, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Curricular development: Teaching surgery residents to teach
Sherry Scovell, M.D. is a vascular surgeon and director of endovascular surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an Instructor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania and went on to receive her M.D. from the University of Cincinnati Medical College. She completed a general surgical residency at The Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia and received the Paul Nemir Fellowship to pursue aneurysm research. Subsequently, she completed a two-year vascular and endovascular surgery fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She accepted the position as Director of Endovascular Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2002. She has a strong interest in medical student education. She organizes the surgical section of the Patient-Doctor II Course and runs a weekly tutorial group for the HMS third-year medical students assigned to the BIDMC surgical rotations.
As a Rabkin Fellow at the Institute, Dr. Scovell focused on the development of a curriculum that formally teaches surgery residents to teach. She designed the program on the premise that formally teaching residents to teach not only enhances their own learning experience but that of the medical students as well. This curriculum will be introduced to the surgical residents through a formal program and medical student surveys will be used to evaluate the program.