Marc L. Cohen, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Attending, Department of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
A curriculum in office-based joint injections and aspiration
Dr. Marc Cohen is a general internist in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cohen received his BA as well as MD from the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed his primary care internal medicine residency and was awarded the C. William Hanson Award for Outstanding Primary Care Resident.
An active clinician-educator, Dr, Cohen serves in various teaching roles at BIDMC and HMS. These include coordinating a core clinical topic series in outpatient medicine for internal medicine residents, precepting residents in their internal medicine clinic, serving as teaching attending on the sub-intern-resident teaching service, and working closely with a cohort of 3
rd year Harvard medical students as a faculty tutor for the Patient-Doctor III course. In addition to these roles, Dr. Cohen also teaches in the HMS Patient Doctor II course. He has taken on a number of quality improvement / faculty continuing education projects within Healthcare Associates, the academic general medicine practice at Beth Israel Deaconess, such as chairing the practice's emergency response taskforce, and helping to develop guidelines, policies and tools for safe prescribing of narcotics to patients with chronic pain.
Dr. Cohen's project during his Rabkin Fellowship focused upon studying methods of teaching office-based procedures within a primary care practice, and identifying limitations to such teaching. Based upon foundations developed during the fellowship, Dr. Cohen is now working with several faculty members to develop an expanded continuing education program on office-based procedures for primary care faculty, and design an expanded procedures-focused curriculum for primary care internal medicine housestaff.