Cambridge, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) physician Marie-Louise Jean-Baptiste, MD, has been awarded the Harvard Medical School (HMS) 2013 Charles McCabe Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Since 1982, this honor has been bestowed on HMS’s most outstanding teachers, a highly select group of the School's leading medical educators.
Dr. Jean-Baptiste received the prize in recognition of her outstanding teaching, both in CHA’s primary care clerkship and its HMS-Cambridge Integrated Clerkship (CIC). Launched in 2004, the CIC is a complete redesign of the principal clinical year in medical school that serves as a model for clinical education reform nationally and internationally. The award-winning program fosters students' learning through close and continuous contact with patients through all phases of diagnosis and treatment, emphasizing whole patient care and promoting ideals of empathy, professionalism, and connection with patients.
Through her mentoring, Dr. Jean-Baptiste plays an important role in guiding and educating the next generation of physicians and, through her own practice, also acts as an excellent role model. A graduate of State University of Haiti Medical School and trained in internal medicine at Cambridge Hospital, Dr. Jean-Baptiste serves as a primary care physician at the CHA Windsor Street Health Center and as medical director of CHA's Healthcare for the Homeless Program. She has special interests in HIV care and the well-being of immigrants and refugees.
Dr. Jean-Baptiste was honored at the Daniel D. Federman Teaching Awards Celebration on Monday, May 6th, at the TMEC Walter Amphitheatre at HMS.
Cambridge Health Alliance is an integrated, award-winning health system that provides high quality care in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north communities. It includes three hospital campuses, a network of primary care and specialty practices, and the Cambridge Public Health Dept. CHA is a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate and is also affiliated with Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Tufts University School of Medicine. For more information, visit www.challiance.org.