Massachusetts Medical Society: Dr. Scott Epstein is honored by Massachusetts Medical Society for outstanding contributions to medical education

Dr. Scott Epstein is honored by Massachusetts Medical Society for outstanding contributions to medical education

Scott Epstein

WALTHAM – Dr. Scott K. Epstein, longtime dean for educational affairs and current professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2022 recipient of the Grant V. Rodkey Award, an honor recognizing a Massachusetts physician for outstanding contributions to medical education and medical students.

Epstein served as dean from 2007 through December of 2021 and was critical in providing continuity of medical training for students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“(Epstein) worked tirelessly to ensure that Tufts medical students were afforded every possible opportunity to learn through the pandemic,” Tufts medical student Jacob Rha said. “In addition to transitioning smoothly into a virtual format, he has worked to include critical less-commonly taught material into the pre-clinical curriculum that is especially valuable to the real world, such as classes on COVID-19, telemedicine and geriatrics, recognizing the need to change with the landscape of medicine.”

Epstein, a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, has practiced at Tufts Medical Center for nearly 30 years.

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