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Medical Education Week
June 5-9

During Education Week, the Shapiro Institute for Education and Research will welcome Dr. Richard J. Simons, Senior Associate Dean for MD Programs at George Washington School of Medicine, as the 2023 Daniel C. Tosteson Visiting Professor.


Dr. Simons will join several educational sessions during Education 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.“ He‘ll wrap up his week with us at Medical Grand Rounds on Thursday, June 8th with a lecture titled: “Educating tomorrow‘s physicians: enduring traditions and new paradigms.“


This annual visiting professorship is named in honor of the past Dean of Harvard Medical School. It is generously supported by the S. Robert Stone Endowment Fund and provides opportunities for faculty from BIDMC and HMS to meet with nationally recognized medical educators.

Richard J. Simons, MD, MACP

Education Week Events - Join Us! 

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has long been noted for its commitment to education here and at Harvard Medical School. We know that better teaching and learning make for better residents, fellows, and faculty and, as a result, better patient care. Come join us in celebrating our passion for education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center!

Contact Kelly Anastasio if you wish to attend any of the following in person or via Zoom. 



4:30-6:00pm – Teaching Awards Ceremony & Medical Education Research Poster Session
Leventhal Conference Room 


At the end of the academic year, BIDMC recognizes faculty, house-staff for noteworthy accomplishments as teachers. We are delighted to honor and congratulate the recipients of awards from HMS and from the graduating PCE class to faculty, residents and nurses from individual departments within BIDMC in a special celebration. 


New this year, the Shapiro Institute will host the first annual Medical Education Research Poster Session. Awards will be given for the best posters. For more information visit:



8:30-9:30am - UME Directors Roundtable Breakfast

Center for Education Conference Room or Via Zoom

PCE and UME Leadership and ALL Other Interested Faculty

Richard J. Simons, MD, MACP  

12-1pm – Lunch with PCE Students

Center for Education Conference Room or Via Zoom 

Includes PCE medical students currently at BIDMC

Richard J. Simons, MD, MACP  

1:00-2:00pm – GME Directors Roundtable 

Center for Education Conference Room

Chief Residents, GME Program Directors and ALL Other Interested Faculty 

Richard J. Simons, MD, MACP



12-1:00pm – Building Bridges Session

Leventhal Conference Center - In person only


Richard J. Simons, MD, MACP

Topic: “Bedside Teaching: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice“



8-9am – Medical Education Grand Rounds with 2023 Daniel C. Tosteson Visiting Professor Richard J. Simons, MD, MACP 

Via Zoom only

Topic: “Educating Tomorrow‘s Physicians: Enduring Traditions and New Paradigms“



8am-1pm – Inaugural Simulation Education Symposium BIDMC/
Lahey Hospital Medical Center

Samuel & Nancy Jo Altschuler Simulation Center

41 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington


Join us for an overview of simulation center education programs featuring breakout groups including research, procedure skills, cognitive skills, communication skills, novel education technology and interprofessional education. 


For information on how to attend these events email:

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