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2022-2023 Rabkin Fellows in Medical Education Announced

Updated: Nov 29, 2022

May 5, 2022

Six faculty members from Harvard Medical School (HMS), including BIDMC faculty, have been selected for the 2022-2023 Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education.

The Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education, one of the first of its kind, is a nationally recognized faculty development program providing intensive training and protected time for HMS faculty to advance careers in academic medicine as educational leaders. The Fellowship, now in its 24th year, is named for Mitchell T. Rabkin, MD, CEO emeritus of Beth Israel Hospital.

Rabkin Fellows receive protected time in the year to attend weekly seminars led by medical education experts from across HMS. The seminars prioritize skill-building, educational experimentation, and peer feedback. Fellows undertake a mentored project or educational research study focused on an important issue in medical education. They also participate in joint sessions with the larger community of HMS medical education fellowships. In the year after the Fellowship, fellows continue to receive 1:1 mentoring to bring their projects to fruition and publication.

This year, the fellowship will be co-led by Celeste Royce, MD. Dr. Royce is the Clerkship Director and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Course Director for the Transition to the PCE, Harvard Medical School. She is Assistant Professor for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. She will work closely with the outgoing Fellowship Director, Grace Huang, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, who recently was appointed Dean of Faculty Affairs at HMS.

“The Rabkin Fellowship monumentally changed my career. Being trained by the ‘greats’ such as Charlie Hatem, Beth Lown, and Lori Newman was transformative. And my goal as steward of the fellowship is to infuse Rabkin Fellows with the frameworks and skills needed to make them self-reflective teachers, productive innovators, and educational leaders with confidence and humility,” says Huang.

“What has been gratifying for me is to witness how the Fellowship has represented an inflection point for the fellows. Many of them are subsequently recruited to educational leadership positions after the experience and sometimes even during the course of the fellowship. We aim to produce the kinds of change agents who contribute innovation and rigor not just to BIDMC but to the greater educational community,” concludes Huang.

Further information about the program may be found at

The Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at BIDMC is thrilled to announce the 2022-2023 Rabkin Fellows in Medical Education:

Amanda Gomez, MD

Boston Children’s Hospital

Gasteroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Marta Herschkopf, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Ruslan Korets, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Shimontini Mitra, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Fenway Health

Ryan Nelson, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Hospital Medicine

Alison Trainor, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Pulmonary and Critical Care

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