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Medical Education Week
June 5-9

Richard J. Simons, MD, MACP

New this year, the Shapiro Institute hosted our first annual Medical Education Research Poster Session. The event was an opportunity for BIDMC/HMFP employees with an interest in medical education to showcase their work, network with colleagues, exchange ideas and insights, and celebrate with award recipients.


Education Week continued with several roundtable discussions featuring the 2023 Daniel C. Tosteson Visiting Professor
Dr. Richard J. Simons, Senior Associate Dean for MD Programs at George Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Simons joined several educational sessions during the week including the Building Bridges Session with the Rabkin Fellows and BIDMC Academy discussing the topic “Bedside Teaching: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice.“ 


Dr. Simons wrapped up his week with us by hosting Medical Grand Rounds on Thursday with a lecture titled: “Educating tomorrow‘s physicians: enduring traditions and new paradigms”.


On Friday, Medical Education Week concluded with the Inaugural BIDMC/LHMC Simulation Symposium. This first-of-its-kind symposium featured an overview of simulation center education programs at both Lahey Hospital Medical Center and BIDMC. The program included breakout groups focused on research, procedure skills, cognitive skills, communication skills, novel education technology and interprofessional education. 


The symposium was attended by Dr. Kevin Tabb, President and CEO of BILH and Pete Healy, President of BIDMC. The event‘s goal was to build a vision of how synergy can forge ongoing simulation research, professional development and medical education opportunities. 

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has long been noted for its commitment to medical education both here and at Harvard Medical School. We know that better teaching and learning make for better residents, fellows, faculty and as a result, better patient care. 

​During the week of June 5-9, the Shapiro Institute hosted our annual “Medical Education Week”, a week-long celebrating of our passion for education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.


The week began with our annual Celebration of Teaching Awards Ceremony and Reception at the Leventhal Conference Room. At the end of each academic year, BIDMC recognizes faculty and house-staff for noteworthy accomplishments as teachers. We were delighted to honor and congratulate the recipients of awards from HMS, the graduating PCE class, faculty, residents and nurses from multiple departments within BIDMC.


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