Jonathan Crocker, MD
Jonathan Crocker, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Hospitalist, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
Fellowship Project: Bridging the Global Health Training Gap - Part 1: A multi-institutional needs assessment of non-clinical components of resident preparedness
Dr. Jonathan Crocker is an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School and a hospitalist at BIDMC. He received his bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and Spanish at Amherst College. After college, he lived on Nicaragua's Miskito Coast for one year as a Watson Fellow, working with a local health NGO to improve preventive health education measures for the underserved. He attended University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed his residency and chief residency at Boston Medical Center. After working as a primary care clinician at Massachusetts General Hospital for nearly six years, Dr. Crocker moved to rural Malawi in 2007 as Director of Clinical Services with Partners In Health, Malawi. In this role, he supported and augmented clinical services focused on HIV, TB and malaria at the district level, and created sustainable Chronic Care and Kaposi Sarcoma clinics in a resource poor environment. Dr. Crocker also has field experience via work in Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. In 2009, Dr. Crocker joined the medical staff as a hospitalist at BIDMC, and in January 2010 he joined one of the first emergency medical response teams from Partners In Health to travel to Haiti after the earthquake. He will serve as the co-director of the Global Health Program beginning July 2012. He sits on the Medicine Residency Program Folder Review and Intern Selection committees, and serves as a year-long mentor to 3rd year medical students. His academic interests include health care delivery in resource-poor settings, medical education, curriculum development, and mentorship of residents in global health activities.
As a Rabkin Fellow, Dr. Crocker performed a multi-institutional needs assessment as the first stage of a non-clinical global health curriculum development project. This project will address necessary preparedness training topics, global health ethics orientation, and support of residents during and after completion of international health electives. No prior learner-centered data exists in the literature to guide such curricular development at post-graduate training centers.