Dr. Marie-Louise Jean-Baptiste of the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) has been awarded the Harvard Medical School’s 2013 Charles McCabe Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Since 1982, this honor has been awarded to the most outstanding instructors of the HMS, a highly select group of the school’s leading medical educators.
Dr. Jean-Baptiste received this award 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 the reform of clinical education at the national and international level. The program promotes student learning by close and constant contact with patients through all phases of diagnosis and treatment, focusing on complete patient care and promoting the ideals of empathy, professionalism, and connection with patients.
Through her mentoring, 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.
Dr. Marie-Louise Jean-Baptiste, from Haiti, is a graduate of the School of Medicine of the State University of Haiti and trained in internal medicine at Cambridge Hospital. She 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 interest in HIV care and the well-being of immigrants and refugees.