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Rabkin Fellowship

The Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education was established in 1998 to provide faculty with an opportunity to develop the expertise and skills needed to launch or advance academic careers in medical education and/or academic administration. The Rabkin Fellowship is open to all faculty with a primary appointment at Harvard Medical School and who currently teach at a Harvard-affiliated institution. 90 fellows have graduated the Rabkin Fellowship Program to date including mid-career and junior faculty, representing 14 departments and divisions from 7 Harvard-affiliated hospitals.

The goals of the fellowship are to:  

  • Help faculty develop and further enhance their skills as medical educators 
  • Provide faculty with an opportunity to conduct scholarly research or an educational project in an area of interest and importance in medical education 
  • Support the fellows as educational leaders and change agents within the academic medical center 
  • Create a community of educators who continuously strive to improve and enrich the field of medical education.

Rabkin Fellows are required to undertake an analytic study, research, or an educational project focusing on an important issue in medical education. The fellows select a mentor to help guide their work in developing their project, and provide each other with support and feedback over the course of the year. The fellows present the results of their projects at a concluding symposium. 

A request for applications is typically made in early January and the new class announced in April.

The directors of the AY2015-2016 Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education are Dr. Grace Huang, and Lori R. Newman, M.Ed.

The Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at HMS and BIDMC is pleased to announce the Rabkin Fellows in Medical Education for 2015 – 2016:

Asha Anandaiah, MD, Pulmonary, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Glenn Gaviola, MD, Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Mary Jane Houlihan, MD, Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Alan Malabanan, MD, Endocrinology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Heather Vestal, MD, Psychiatry, McLean Hospital 

Ariel Winn, MD, Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital

Contact Information

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave, East-200
Boston, MA 02215