Congratulations to Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) Prinicpal Faculty member Rebecca Minehart MD, MSHPEd on her appointment to the prestigious role of Chief, Division of Obstetric Anesthesia within the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine (DACCPM) effective January 1, 2022.
Rebecca completed medical school and residency training in anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, followed by fellowship training in obstetric anesthesia at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. She came to MGH in 2007 where she has has served the DACCPM in various roles, including Assistant Residency Program Director, and Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Program Director.
She received her Master’s in Health Professions Education from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2015, and was awarded the Partners Research in Medical Education Award in 2014 for her research on feedback. She has received grant funding for research in education from the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research as well as the Executive Committee on Teaching and Education at MGH. In addition, she is a member of the ASA’s Interactive Computer-Based Education Editorial Board, the Chair of the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Fellowship Program Directors’ Committee, and the Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Program Director representative to SAAAPM.
Rebecca is an ardent education and patient safety advocate, and has been involved in international efforts to both research and promote best teamwork and communication practices, especially involving speaking up and giving feedback, on the labor and delivery unit, as well as during interprofessional operating room team training sessions using simulation. She is a recognized expert in educational techniques using simulation, and in addition to her new role and clinical duties at MGH is a principal teaching faculty member both at CMS, and also for the MGH Learning Laboratory, teaching interprofessional faculty and staff.
Please join everyone here at CMS in wishing Rebecca the very best in her new role.