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Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH

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Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Fellowship Co-Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship (2013 - present)
  • Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program (2012 - present)
  • Program Director, Combined Pediatrics and Anesthesia Residency Programs (2012 - present)
  • Associate Program Director, Advising and Career Development, Pediatric Residency Program (2007 - 2012)

Honors and Awards

  • Award of Excellence, Advising Junior Faculty, Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics (2013)
  • Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovation in Medical Education, Academic Pediatric Association (2012)
  • Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Ted Sectish Award for Advocating for Residents, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Pediatric Residency Program (2008, 2010, 2013)
  • Pediatric Academic Society Educational Scholar, Academic Pediatric Association (2006-2010)
  • Faculty Teaching Honor Roll with Letter of Teaching Distinction, Stanford University School of Medicine (2007-2013)
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2005)
Residency: Univ of California San Francisco CA (2004)
Internship: Univ of California San Francisco CA (2002)
Chief Residency: UCSF, Pediatrics (2005)
Medical Education: University of Chicago IL (2001)
MPH: UC, Berkeley, Maternal and Child Health (2000)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

I am interested in graduate medical education -- particularly in understanding how learners learn best and how to optimize graduate medical education given recent work hours changes, increasing handoffs, increasing patient safety standards which have led to increased supervision, and limited longitudinal exposure with faculty.

A few of my studies/areas of interest include:
(1) National Nighttime Curriculum Study: Measured the impact of a national nighttime curriculum on residents' perception of learning, confidence and knowledge in handling routine overnight issues.
(2) Coaching Initiative: An innovative approach to provide longitudinal assessment and feedback to residents, and help residents develop skills of lifelong learning and self-reflection. This program pairs a faculty coach with ten residents, who they follow for all three years.
(3) Scholarly Concentrations: Studying the impact of scholarly concentrations on resident learners.
(4) IPASS Study (National Handoff Study; we were one of nine pilot sites): Implemented an educational intervention to improve residents' knowledge and use of handoff tools.
(5) Remediation: Creating better tools for identifying and helping remediating learners.
(6) Residents as Teachers: Measuring the impact of our required senior resident rotation in teaching.


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