Heather E Harrell

Heather E Harrell, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Professor

Department: MD-INTERNAL MEDICINE
Business Phone: (352) 273-7925
Business Email: harrellh@ufl.edu

About Heather E Harrell

Heather E. Harrell, MD, FACP is Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of Medical Education at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She is a board-certified general internist who earned her BA, BS, and MD with honors from the University of Florida where she received numerous awards including election to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society during the junior year and the John Gorrie Award for the “best all-around student showing promise of becoming a practitioner of the highest type”. She trained in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and completed the Master Educators of Medical Education Program at the University of Florida. She maintains an active clinical practice and was recognized as a Master Clinician by the Department of Medicine and voted into Best Doctors in America yearly since 2007.

She is an active teacher in all 4 years of the medical curriculum and has been recognized as one of the College of Medicine’s exemplary teachers every year she has been eligible. She was the youngest member ever inducted into the College of Medicine’s prestigious Society of Teaching Scholars; she is in the Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Society and is an Outstanding Young Alumna of the University of Florida. Since assuming the role of Clerkship Director, the Department of Medicine has won the Golden Apple for best clinical clerkship seven times. She was honored with a Lifetime Mentor Award from her department.

Dr. Harrell has substantial experience in curriculum design, implementation, and assessment both at the local and national level. She co-chaired the APDIM/CDIM Residents as Teachers Task Force, which developed and disseminated a curriculum for program directors. She initiated one of the first programs in the country that successfully incorporated portfolios into the clinical years. She was awarded the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine Louis N. Pangaro, MD Educational Program Development Award for this work. More recently her focus has shifted to teaching high value care to medical students. She helped create a national curriculum sponsored by the ACP, AAIM, and MedU (Aquifer) in high value care. She is currently Senior Director of the Aquifer High Value Care interdisciplinary virtual patient course. She is active in many professional organizations and is past-president of the Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine.

Accomplishments

Excellence in Teaching Award
2015-2018 · University of Florida Department of Medicine
Exemplary Mentor Award
2014 · University of Florida Department of Medicine
Golden Apple Award for Best Clinical Clerkship
2010 · Society of Teaching Scholars
Louis N. Pangaro, MD, CDIM Educational Program Development Award
2008 · University of Florida
Golden Apple Award for Best Clinical Clerkship
2008 · Society of Teaching Scholars
Member
2007-2019 · Best Doctors in America
Exemplary Teaching Award
2006-2011 · UF College of Medicine
Golden Apple Award for Best Clinical Clerkship
2004-2006 · Society of Teaching Scholars
Exemplary Teacher Award
2003 · University of Florida College of Medicine
William Osler Award in Internal Medicine
0000 · UF Internal Medicine
John Gorrie Award
0000 · UF College of Medicine
Outstanding Young Alumnus of the University of Florida
0000 · University of Florida

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Medicine
Subspecialties
  • General Internal Medicine

Publications

2019
Validity Evidence for a Brief Online Key Features Examination in the Internal Medicine Clerkship.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 94(2):259-266 [DOI] 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002506. [PMID] 30379661.
2018
Current and Optimal Training in High-Value Care in the Internal Medicine Clerkship: A National Curricular Needs Assessment.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 93(10):1511-1516 [DOI] 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002192. [PMID] 29517522.
2017
An Entrustable Professional Activity (EPA)-Based Framework to Prepare Fourth-Year Medical Students for Internal Medicine Careers.
Journal of general internal medicine. 32(11):1255-1260 [DOI] 10.1007/s11606-017-4089-8. [PMID] 28634908.
2016
How Residents Develop Trust in Interns: A Multi-Institutional Mixed-Methods Study.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 91(10):1406-1415 [PMID] 26983076.
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2016
Important Skills for Internship and the Fourth-Year Medical School Courses to Acquire Them: A National Survey of Internal Medicine Residents.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 91(6):821-6 [DOI] 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001134. [PMID] 26934691.
2015
Course Offerings in the Fourth Year of Medical School: How U.S. Medical Schools Are Preparing Students for Internship.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 90(10):1324-30 [DOI] 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000796. [PMID] 27002885.
2015
How we developed and piloted an electronic key features examination for the internal medicine clerkship based on a US national curriculum.
Medical teacher. 37(9):807-12 [DOI] 10.3109/0142159X.2014.990876. [PMID] 25496712.
2015
The Internal Medicine Subinternship–Now More Important than Ever: A Joint CDIM-APDIM Position Paper.
Journal of general internal medicine. 30(9):1369-75 [DOI] 10.1007/s11606-015-3261-2. [PMID] 26173515.
2014
Content and timing of feedback and reflection: a multi-center qualitative study of experienced bedside teachers.
BMC medical education. 14 [DOI] 10.1186/1472-6920-14-212. [PMID] 25304386.
2014
Identifying and overcoming the barriers to bedside rounds: a multicenter qualitative study.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 89(2):326-34 [DOI] 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000100. [PMID] 24362381.
2013
The art of bedside rounds: a multi-center qualitative study of strategies used by experienced bedside teachers.
Journal of general internal medicine. 28(3):412-20 [DOI] 10.1007/s11606-012-2259-2. [PMID] 23129164.
2013
The value of bedside rounds: a multicenter qualitative study.
Teaching and learning in medicine. 25(4):326-33 [DOI] 10.1080/10401334.2013.830514. [PMID] 24112202.
2012
Postinterview communication between military residency applicants and training programs.
Military medicine. 177(9 Suppl):54-60 [PMID] 23029863.
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2012
The prevalence and nature of postinterview communications between residency programs and applicants during the match.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 87(10):1434-42 [PMID] 22914523.
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2011
Almost internists: analysis of students who considered internal medicine but chose other fields.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 86(2):194-200 [DOI] 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182045ee5. [PMID] 21169784.
2009
Currents in contemporary ethics: HPV vaccines, privacy, and public health.
The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 37(1):134-8 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2009.00357.x. [PMID] 19245609.
2009
Currents in contemporary ethics: the role of parents in expanded newborn screening.
The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 37(4):846-51 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2009.00456.x. [PMID] 20122121.
2009
Developing a Four-Year, Integrated Quality and Patient Safety Curriculum for Medical Students
Journal of General Internal Medicine. 24
2009
Internal medicine clerkship characteristics associated with enhanced student examination performance.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 84(7):895-901 [DOI] 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181a82013. [PMID] 19550183.
2008
A Multi-Center Survey of Factors Influencing Medical Students’ Career Choice Regarding Internal Medicine
Journal of General Internal Medicine. 23:236-237
2008
Between two worlds: a multi-institutional qualitative analysis of students’ reflections on joining the medical profession.
Journal of general internal medicine. 23(7):958-63 [DOI] 10.1007/s11606-008-0508-1. [PMID] 18612724.
2008
Factors associated with medical students’ career choices regarding internal medicine.
JAMA. 300(10):1154-64 [DOI] 10.1001/jama.300.10.1154. [PMID] 18780844.
2008
The role of the internal medicine subinternship director in the 21st century.
The American journal of medicine. 121(8):733-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2008.04.025. [PMID] 18691488.
2007
Knowledge on inpatient diabetes among fourth-year medical students.
Diabetes care. 30(5):1088-91 [PMID] 17325263.
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2006
Not the same everywhere. Patient-centered learning environments at nine medical schools.
Journal of general internal medicine. 21(5):405-9 [PMID] 16704378.
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2005
Do attending physicians, nurses, residents, and medical students agree on what constitutes medical student abuse?
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 80(10 Suppl):S80-3 [PMID] 16199465.
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Education

Residency – Internal Medicine
1998 · Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
M.D.
1995 · University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020
MDT7090 Elective Topics
2014-2018
MDC7200 Medicine Clerkship
2018
BMS6810 Intro Clin Med 1
2018
MDC7124 Family Med/Geriatrics
2018
BMS6812 Intro Clin Med 2
2013-2014
MDT7760 Elect Top/Radiology
2009-2014
BCC7110 Medicine Clerkship
2013
MDT7700 Elect Top/Anesthesiol
2013
MDT7160 Elect Top Ob/Gyn
2009-2013
BCC7111 Senior Medicine Clerk
2013
MDT7550 Elect Top/Opthalmol
2013
MDT7570 Elect Top/Orthopae Su
2013
MDT7100 Elect Top/Community
2013
MDT7600 Elect Top/Surgery
2013
MDT7780 Elect Top/Radia Oncol
2013
MDT7530 Elect Top/Pathology
2013
MDT7200 Elect Top/Medicine
2013
MDT7840 Elect Top/Psychiatry
2013
MDT7800 Elect Top/Neurology
2013
MDT7710 Elec Topic Emerg Med
2013
MDT7400 Elect Top/Pediatrics
2013
MDT7590 Elect Top/Otolaryngol
2011-2013
MEL7945 Elect Top/Physiology
2011-2013
MEL7950 Elect Top/Radiology
2011-2013
MEL7935 Elect Top/Otolaryngol
2011-2013
MEL7951 Elect Top/Surgery
2011-2013
MEL7936 Elect Top/Pathology
2011-2013
MEL7930 Elect Top/Neurology
2011-2013
MEL7952 Elec Topic Emerg Med
2011-2013
MEL7933 Elect Top/Opthalmol
2009,2011-2013
MEL7946 Elect Top/Anesthesiol
2011-2013
MEL7937 Elect Top/Pediatrics
2011-2013
MEL7947 Elect Top/Community
2011-2013
MEL7932 Elect Top Ob/Gyn
2011-2013
MEL7938 Elect Top/Psychiatry
2011-2013
MEL7934 Elect Top/Orthopae Su
2011-2013
MEL7949 Elect Top/Radia Oncol
2010-2013
MEL7948 Elect Top/Medicine
2011-2012
MEL7931 Elect Top/Neurol Surg
2011-2012
MEL7943 Elect Top/Neuroscienc
2011-2012
MEL7940 Elect Top/Anatomy
2011-2012
MEL7941 Elect Top/Biochem
2011
BCC7141 Senior Pediatric Clk
2009
BMS6830 Essentials Pat Care 3
2009
BCC7115 Geriatric Clerkship
2009
BMS6828 Interdis Fam Hlth 1

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-7925
Emails:
Business:
harrellh@ufl.edu