Warren Hershman


Warren Hershman M.D., M.P.H., is Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and a general internist at Boston Medical Center. He received his B.A. from Harvard College and M.D. at the University of Massachusetts before returning to Harvard to receive his M.P.H. He completed training in Internal Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and a fellowship in General Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at Boston University. Since joining the BU faculty in 1988, Dr. Hershman has been Director of the Third Year Medicine Clerkship at Boston Medical Center (formerly Boston University Medical Center Hospital) and, since 1996, Director of Student Education for the Department of Medicine at Boston University. He also is the Director of the Boston University- Hebrew University/Hadassah Medical School Exchange Program.

His scholarly work has focused on several areas including:
Teaching in the ambulatory setting.
Teaching evidence-based medicine.
Teaching and evaluating the oral patient presentation.
Implementing a co-teaching model for faculty development to help junior colleagues improve their teaching skills.
The development of curriculum for students and residents.

In each of these areas, he has led faculty development efforts, and has presented his work at local, regional and national meetings.

His current scholarly interests center on:
Applying our growing understanding of how we learn to enhance teaching in multiple teaching settings.
Communication both between clinicians and between patient and physician.
Teaching and evaluating bedside and clinical reasoning skills.
Promoting an organizational climate and structure that strengthens the educational mission.

Dr. Hershman has been the recipient of several teaching awards, including the “Outstanding Teaching Award” for the Department of Medicine at Boston University and both the Clinical Educator of the Year and the Stanley L. Robbins Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Boston University School of Medicine.

He has been quite active with the national organization of clerkship directors, having served on the Council for the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM), was Vice Chair, Educational Innovations Committee, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, a member of the CDIM Task Force on the Clerkship and Career Choice in Internal Medicine, and Co-Editor of the CDIM Newsletter. For 6 years, he was a member of Test Development committees at the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Dr Hershman was a fellow in the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Leadership Development Program.