Amy Weinstein, MD, MPH
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Attending, Division of General Medicine, BIDMC
A clinical nutrition curriculum for the third-year BIDMC Principle Clinical Experience
Dr. Amy Weinstein is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is a General Internist at BIDMC's Healthcare Associates academic primary care practice. Dr. Weinstein received her Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from Cornell University. She graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo's School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Through the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care she studied the association of obesity and physical activity on chronic diseases including diabetes and coronary heart disease and received her Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She served as course director for the pre-clinical Introduction to Clinical Nutrition Course for many years and is a member of the Nutrition Education Committee at HMS.
As a Rabkin Fellow, Dr. Weinstein developed a clinical nutrition curriculum for the third year medical students at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to improve nutrition knowledge, clinical nutrition skills and self efficacy for nutritional counseling. She evaluated the existing curriculum and created a tutor guide for course leaders to integrate clinical nutrition pearls into the existing curriculum. She continues to work towards integrating nutrition into the clinical years.
Dr. Weinstein remains an active clinician-educator. She serves as the Faculty Director of the BIDMC Crimson Care Collaborative, a student-faculty collaborative practice, through which HMS students have developed and launched a chronic disease management practice to provide greater support to patients in need. As a core faculty member for the third year Principle Clinical Education course at BIDMC, she is responsible for leading the Case Conferences. She also serves as a mentor for third year students and is a Patient-Doctor III facilitator. She is interested in student-as-teacher educational models, inter-professional education, and developing educational and clinical innovations with students to promote adult learning and advance leadership skills.