The Center for Medical Simulation wishes a fond farewell to Bob Berry, MD, as he steps back from our clinical programs to enjoy his well-deserved retirement. The CMS team came together on Tuesday, December 20th, for a celebration and luncheon in his honor.
Dr. Berry has spent more than 30 years in medical education and clinical practice in general OB/GYN. Highlights of his academic career include serving as the Director of the Ambulatory Division at Women and Infants’ Hospital; Residency Program Director for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Massachusetts; and Clerkship Director for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts Medical School. He has developed and implemented simulation experiences at UMASS, Women and Infant’s Hospital and Cambridge Health Alliance.
Since 2019, Bob has been an integral part of our clinical simulation courses in both our Labor & Delivery and Anesthesia clinical training programs as one of our cadre of encore career educators who work with us in retirement to help enrich the teaching and learning at CMS. Bob’s creativity, ingenuity and blend of acting and clinical skills made perioperative simulations at CMS just that much better each time. Beginning as a volunteer helping CMS a day or two a week and letting CMS benefit from his extensive clinical and leadership experience, Bob stepped up and took on a much more active role at CMS with operations and teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic to help our clinical courses continue to run and thrive both in-person and online. We thank him again for his assistance above and beyond the call of duty and wish him all the best in everything to come.