Jennifer Kesselheim

MD, MEd Harvard Medical School

Jennifer Kesselheim is an Assistant Professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Since 2013, she has directed the Master of Medical Sciences (MMSc) in Medical Education, a two-year degree program pairing formal coursework in medical education with a yearlong thesis component. Dr. Kesselheim’s leadership experiences have inspired numerous scholarly pursuits focused on ethics training, humanism education, entrustable professional activities, social media in medical education, and the balance of service and education.

As a Macy Faculty Scholar, Dr. Kesselheim aims to lead a study designed to deliberately and systematically weave interprofessional education into the required HMS pediatric clerkship. The intervention will blend four new curricular elements including formal introduction to interprofessional collaboration, daily participation in interprofessional practice, interviews of interprofessional teammates, and an interprofessional simulation experience. An emphasis will be placed on assessing interprofessional teamwork. 

Edward M. Hundert, MD, the Dean for Medical Education and the Daniel D. Federman, MD Professor in Residence of Global Health and Social Medicine and Medical Education at the Harvard Medical School, serves as Dr. Kesselheim’s mentor.