Dear Friends,

The BIDMC mission statement highlights the medical center’s commitment to world class education and research in the service of patient care. The Center for Education is proud to support and contribute to the work of the hospital’s faculty, educational leaders and administrators, residents, fellows and medical students through creation of programs and resources for teaching and learning. 

As we enter a new phase of implementing our strategic plan for education, it seems an ideal time to highlight the impact of the work of our faculty and staff. As you will see in the 2016-2017 annual report, we share some of the outcomes of our initiatives in working with students, junior and senior faculty, and hospital-wide staff. We believe that education, like clinical medicine, should be evidence-based. Consequently, education research methods should employ the same rigor as is used in the basic sciences; with this approach, our office of educational research is now documenting the effects of specific educational interventions on patient care. 

We are pleased to provide you with this update on our ongoing efforts to expand BIDMC’s reputation as a national and international leader in medical education. 

Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
Vice President for Education
Executive Director, Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research
Ellen and Melvin Gordon Professor of Medicine and Medical Education