Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award

Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD, MPH

The AGS is pleased to present the 2018 Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award to Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD, MPH, Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Staff Physician at the VA Boston Healthcare System and Educator in the VA's New England Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) in Massachusetts. As Site Director of VA Geriatrics for the Harvard Multicampus Geriatrics Fellowship Program, Dr. Schwartz introduced an innovative medical education curriculum into the fellowship, where she was awarded Outstanding Mentor of the Year in 2016. As a 2017-18 HMS Academy Medical Education Fellow, Dr. Schwartz is leading the development and integration of a longitudinal geriatrics curriculum in the new Pathways curriculum at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schwartz is a sought after mentor and teacher for geriatric medicine fellows and internal medicine residents from Brigham and Women's Hospital, and leads geriatric educational sessions for interdisciplinary trainees at the VA, as well as a clinical practicum for the VA Geriatrics Scholars Program. Known for her creative and engaging presentations (including one comparing the rock band Van Halen’s infamously detailed concert venue contracts to the importance of geriatrics principles), Dr. Schwartz draws inspiration from the intersections of medicine and the arts and humanities, and has published her original poetry and research in a number of leading journals.

Past Recipients of the Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award

2017      Kristen Thornton, MD, FAAFP, AGSF, CWSP
2016      Jessica Colburn, MD
2015      Shaida Talebreza Brandon, MD
2014      Danelle Cayea, MD, MS
2013      Manuel Eskildsen, MD, MPH, CMD