October 2023

Welcome to our October Newsletter,

As the vibrant hues of autumn surround us, we find ourselves fully immersed in the rhythm of the new academic year. The echoes of our annual kick-off event continue to resonate in our daily interactions and throughout our fall calendar, a testament to the enthusiasm and energy that define our community. Let's harness this season of change to fuel our commitment to growth, collaboration, and the pursuit of excellence. Together, we'll navigate this academic year's exciting opportunities and challenges, forging a path towards personal and professional development.

- Dan and Kelly


Annual Fall Retreat

On September 15, 2023, we hosted our Annual Fall Retreat.  This year's topic was Integrating Artificial Intelligence in Medical Education, with a keynote address from Weiwei Pan, PhD, of Harvard’s School of Engineering.  Dr. Pan’s outline set the stage for lively discussions on Artificial Intelligence's pivotal role in healthcare and medical education. Our attendees engaged in dynamic small breakout groups on health equity, data science, educational innovations, and diagnostic reasoning. As a result of the overwhelming interest in AI during the retreat, the Academy is assembling an AI in Medical Education Innovation Group which will provide ongoing faculty development sessions dedicated to the topic. Additionally, the Academy will partner with the Offices of Graduate and Undergraduate Medical Education offices to offer GME and UME Educators professional development.


If you are interested in joining – please email Kelly Anastasio at: kanasta2@bidmc.harvard.edu

Women in Medicine and Science Month

The BIDMC Academy was proud to celebrate Women in Science and Medicine Month. Each year in September, the BIDMC Academy community comes together to celebrate the successes and highlight the progress of our colleagues as leaders in the field. This year we were thrilled to welcome Stephanie K. Mueller, MD, MPH, as she presented: A Career in Hospital Medicine, Research and Faculty Development: How Mentorship Guided my Career on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.


Don't Miss Upcoming Fall

BIDMC Academy Sessions

Pro Con Debate:

Large Language Models' Role Will Improve Physicians' Diagnostic Reasoning


David Furfaro, MD

Instructor of Medicine


Stephanie Cabral, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY3, BIDMC

Thursday, October 19, 2023

12 - 1pm

Via Zoom

BIDMC Academy members use this link to register

Non-BIDMC Academy members use this link to register

7 Tips for Elevating Whiteboard Mini Lectures


 Ryan E. Nelson, MD

Hospitalist - Division of General Medicine

Monday, October 23, 2023


Via Zoom

BIDMC Academy members register here

Non BIDMC Academy members register here


The Stone Award is the oldest Harvard Medical School teaching award and a symbol of BIDMC's core medical education mission.

Register for AAMC Learn Serve Lead 2023

Seattle, Washington

Nov. 3 - 7, 2023

Learn Serve Lead is the premier AAMC learning and networking event. This annual meeting is an exceptional forum where educators, students, residents, researchers, clinicians, administrators, and health system leaders can build professional connections, expand collaborations, and take part in thought-provoking discussions.

Register Here

Participate in the CHADD Mentorship Event

The Consortium of Harvard Affiliated Offices for Faculty Development and Diversity (CHADD), is offering a virtual mentorship faculty development session on November 3, 2023 from 1-4pm. 


Free Statistical Support by PhD students at FAS

This semester, the Department of Statistics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) will continue to offer their free statistical consulting service, where statistics Ph.D. students will assist in data analysis and the interpretation of results. The students will be under the supervision of Lucas Janson, Associate Professor of Statistics.

They hold weekly in-person drop-in hours (no appointment needed) through the fall semester at the following hours:

  • Mondays: 10 am - 12 pm 
  • Tuesdays: 3 pm - 5 pm 
  • Fridays: 4 am - 6 pm 

All the consulting sessions will be in Science Center, Room 316.06. However, if the clients would like to have an online Zoom session instead, they can always email yicong_jiang@g.harvard.edu to arrange one.

More information can be found on the Department of Statistic's website: https://statistics.fas.harvard.edu/harvard-statistics-consulting-service 

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. We can be reached via email by clicking the link below, or leave us a message and we will get back to you.

Daniel Ricotta, MD, Director

(617) 667-0900

Click here to email BIDMC Academy