Dr. Alberto Puig is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Director of the Core Educator Faculty in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He has devoted his career to medical and clinical education with a special interest in bedside teaching and curriculum design & development and over the past decade has directed medical student education at MGH for HMS. He obtained a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and an M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston (Texas), where he completed his post-doctoral training in Internal Medicine. After spending time in the faculty at the University of Texas School of Medicine in Houston, where he served as Associate Program Director of the Medicine Residency Program, he moved to Boston in 2006 and joined the faculty at HMS and MGH. He is a celebrated teacher and educator whose expertise is highly sought after and is the recipient of over twenty-five major teaching awards, including the 2016 Society of Hospital Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award. Over the years he has assumed a number of leadership roles in medical and clinical education at MGH and HMS, and most recently led the design and development of the new clinical course for medical students at HMS, the Practice of Medicine (POM), as part of the innovative Pathways curriculum implemented in 2015, which he co-directs for HMS since its inception. He has special interest in the History of Medicine and is often invited to give talks in this topic.
Communication between doctors and patients in bilingual environments
(Friday 2, 2:00 pm - 16:30 pm)