Rebecca Hutchinson, MD is a Hospice and Palliative Care physician at MMC with a special interest in health services research in palliative care. She received a BA in chemistry from Swarthmore College, MD from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and an MPH from Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. She completed internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and her Hospice and Palliative Care fellowship at MMC. She is board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative care. She is currently an attending physician at MMC and was selected to be the next Fellowship Program Director for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship beginning in July 2018. She hopes to use her new role as program director and the opportunity to be a MITE scholar to develop her skills as an educator and in the area of medical education research. Outside of medical education, Dr. Hutchinson’s primary research focus is on developing novel ways to increase access to palliative care for patients living with advanced heart failure. She is also interested in research on improving communication in the setting of serious illness and specifically around delivering prognostic information to patients.

Project Name: Inter-professional teamwork in palliative medicine