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 administration.


*Applications for the 2018-2019 year are now open!

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. Additionally, up to one position is open to a BIDMC-based clinical fellow who is able to dedicate 20 percent of protected time to the program.

Over 100 fellows have graduated from the Rabkin Fellowship Program to date including mid-career and junior faculty, representing many department and divisions from seven Harvard-affiliated hospitals.

Individuals participating in the Rabkin Fellowship will:

  • Develop and enhance their skills as medical educators,
  • Conduct education research or undertake an educational project in an area of importance of medical education, including UME, GME, and CME/faculty development,
  • Learn the principles of effective academic leadership and develop the skills needed to create educational change, and
  • Become members of a community of educators dedicated to excellence in teaching environments across the continuum 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 director of the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education is Dr. Grace Huang.

The Rabkin Fellows in Medical Education for 2018 – 2019:

Matthew Abrams, MD
Instructor in Radiation Oncology, BIDMC

Amy Evanson, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, BIDMC

Carolyn Marcus, MD
Instructor in Medicine/General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital

Siripanth Nippita, MD
Instructor in Obstetrics & Gynecology, BIDMC

Rebecca Saff, MD, PhD
Instructor in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Brett Young, MD
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, BIDMC