Director, Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Grace Huang is the Director of Assessment, Director of the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education, Co-Director of the BIDMC Academy of Medical Educators, and is the Lunder Clinical Educator in Multimedia Programs at the Shapiro Institute. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a hospitalist in the Department of Medicine at BIDMC, and an associate program director with the internal medicine residency at BIDMC.
She received a BA in English and a BS in Biological Sciences with Honors from Stanford University and an MD degree from Washington University. She completed her residency in internal medicine at BIDMC. As a Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education from 2002-2003, Dr. Huang created interactive animations for handheld computers to instruct medical students in common bedside procedures, such as lumbar puncture and paracentesis. She also completed an Academy Fellowship in Medical Education at HMS, the Picker Fellowship in Evidence-Based Medicine, and the Certificate in Applied Biostatistics from Harvard Catalyst.
At the Institute, she spent a number of years designing web-based modules on clinical skills, including computer-based case simulations ("virtual patients"), physical diagnosis tutorials, interactive pathophysiology diagrams, and procedure-based instruction. In 2007, she became the Director of Assessment, where she provides faculty development and project mentorship to BIDMC faculty in instrument design, program evaluation, and scholarly writing. Her research interests are in procedural competence assessment, critical thinking, cognitive error, and medical student education. She is an associate editor and editorial board member for MedEdPORTAL, an editorial board member for the journal Simulation in Healthcare, and an associate editor for NEJM Journal Watch Hospital Medicine.