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Rebecca Blanchard, PhD

Department of MedicineDr. Rebecca Blanchard

Institutional Leadership Roles

  • Senior Director of Education, Baystate Health
  • Assistant Dean for Education,
    University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
  • Director, Baystate Education Research and Scholarship of Teaching (BERST) Academy, Baystate Health

Academic Appointment

  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Education and Training

  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    • Ph.D., Education Research, Statistics, and Evaluation (2007-2010)
    • M.Ed., Education Research, Statistics, and Evaluation (2005-2007)
  • Bentley University, Waltham, MA
    • B.S., Mathematical Sciences (1995-1999)

Scholarly Foci

  • Educational research and scholarship
  • Professional development
  • Scholarly writing
  • Leadership

Scholarly Activity

View a list of Dr. Blanchard's publications in the Scholarly Commons repository.

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles (Limit 5)

  • National Academy for Distinguished Educators in Pediatrics (NADEP)
    • Expert Reviewer for Inaugural Cohort inductees (2020)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC)
    • MERC Steering Committee
      • Member (2020-present)
    • MERC Facilitator (2019-present)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Education Affairs (GEA)
    • National MESRE Grants Committee
      • Reviewer (2019-present)
      • Member (2019-present)
  • Baystate Academy Charter Public School
    • Board of Directors
      • Second Vice President (2018-2020)
    • Academic Success Committee
      • Member (2016-2020)
    • Board Member (2016-2020)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA)
    • Steering Committee        
      • Member-at-large (2018-present)
      • 2019 NEGEA Annual Conference
        • Conference Co-Chair (2018-2019)
      • Scholars Grants Committee
        • Founding Chair (2017-present)
      • Annual Meeting Resident-Student Track Subcommittee
        • Chair (2017-2018)
      • Graduate Medical Education Representative (2016-2018)
      • Member (2014-present)

Significant Honors and Awards

  • Named among 2019's @JournalofGME Most Popular Articles on #SoMe (Social Media) (2019)
  • Educational Achievement Star Award, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2018)
  • Third Most Downloaded Article from Journal of General Internal Medicine (2017)
  • Featured article on KeyLIME (Literature in Medical Education) Podcast episode “What enables CE Research? Mentoring for innovation in education and care.” KeyLIME is an podcast with international following that discusses important articles within the field of medical education. (June 7, 2016)
  • ECME Champion Award, Early Career Medical Educators Group, Canadian Conference on Medical Education (2016)

Academic Office Contact Information

Healthcare Education
3601 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01199