The Women’s Health Clinical Seminar series (CME-credit), was started in November 2005 at the Gretchen and Edward Fish Center for Women’s Health. The seminars are generally held monthly during the lunch hour. Over the years, the seminars have been led by Harvard Medical School faculty and outside experts in a wide variety of areas including diabetes, osteoporosis, hepatitis, headache, integrative medicine, obesity and cardiovascular disease, aging, sports injuries, breast cancer, dermatology, arthritis, abortion, medication management during pregnancy, celiac disease, eating disorders, colon cancer screening, and quality improvement.
The three main areas the seminars are currently addressing are: 1) the knowledge gap regarding sex differences in medical conditions that affect both men and women but have different risk factors, symptoms, and care, and the impact on delivery of care; 2) recent research and findings about conditions that span multiple specialties, including coordinating and providing care across multiple specialties; and 3) the integration of the trauma-informed care approach to interacting with patients and providing care.
Harvard Medical School/Medical Student Education
We are developing a new Harvard Medical School medical student outpatient rotation in women’s health (anticipated start: Spring 2019). This elective will be primarily based at the Fish Center, and will offer a unique interdisciplinary setting, with outpatient training in primary care, medical specialties, neurology, behavioral health, and family planning. In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate at other clinics including the C.A.R.E. clinic and the Bridges to Moms/Health Care Without Walls clinic.
The Division is involved in a wide-range of teaching venues in the internal medicine residency, including morning report, ambulatory didactic sessions, noon conferences, and precepting. The Fish Center primary care practice is a major ambulatory clinical site the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Internal Medicine Residency, with 9-12 internal medicine residents having their ambulatory clinic at the Fish Center each year. Residents can arrange for additional elective time with primary care and the other specialties at the Fish Center. Additionally, training in advanced family planning may be available to selected residents.