About Melissa A. Fischer

Melissa A. Fischer, MD, MEd is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed medical school at NYU, and residency, chief residency and fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Stanford University where she also obtained a Master's Degree in Education. In her current capacity, Dr. Fischer is responsible for the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education (OUME) which involves dedicated oversight for the School of Medicine’s curriculum including comprehensive curriculum redesign, ongoing curriculum development and management, programmatic evaluation, student assessment and faculty development. Dr. Fischer has served as the Director of the 3rd year Internal Medicine clerkship and subinternship and has participated in and led multiple other curricular elements and curriculum committees. She is an active member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. Fischer’s research interests focus on using reflection and portfolios to promote and document learning and improvement, teaching and learning from medical errors, pharmaceutical industry influences on patient care and integrating medical education across the learning continuum and across professions from medical school to practice. Dr. Fischer has published her work in peer-reviewed journals including Academic Medicine, the Journal of General Internal Medicine and JAMA. She has received multiple commendations for her work including the SGIM regional educator of the year award, and a UMass STAR award, and she is the first recipient of the Sarah L. Stone, MD Endowed Fellowship in Medical Education.

Positions

Present Faculty Member, Meyers Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Present Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines


Research Interests

Medical education

Honors and Awards

  • Sarah Stone Excellence in Education Award, Women’s Faculty Committee, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2015)
  • AAMC Northeast Group on Educational Affairs best poster award (2010)
  • Annual Award for Excellence as a Medical Educator, Society for General Internal Medicine New England Region (2009)
  • AAMC Early Women’s Faculty Career Development Program (2009)
  • Educational Achievement (STAR) Award, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2008)
  • Medical Education Scholarship Award for Outstanding Presentation, AAMC SGEA (2008)
  • Sarah L. Stone Endowed Fellowship in Medical Education, University of Massachusetts Medical School, First Awardee (2007)
  • Sarah L. Stone Faculty Award for Excellence in Medical Education, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2006-2008)
  • Faculty Development Fellow, Community Faculty Development Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School (2005)


Contact Information

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Office of Undergraduate Medical Education
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
Tel. 508-856-4265

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