Jeremy Richards, MD
Dr. Jeremy Richards is a member of the Mount Auburn Hospital faculty in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He is also the chair of the Department of Medical Education at Mount Auburn, as of January 2022, which involves oversight and coordination of institutional medical student, resident and continuing medical education activities. He is also the designated institutional officer for Mount Auburn Hospital, supervising administrative and educational aspects of the hospital’s graduate medical education activities. He is deeply involved in faculty development activities at Mount Auburn, working across departments and specialties to develop and implement educational activities for interprofessional health care providers in ambulatory, inpatient, surgical and other settings.
With regard to medical student education, he is a core faculty member in Homeostasis I, a nine-week long, first-year medical school course at Harvard Medical School about fundamental basic science and clinical concepts in Pulmonary, Cardiology and Hematology. In this course, he serves as the Pulmonary Section Leader, coordinating the educational design and implementation of the respiratory components of the course. He also co-directs the Clinical Physiology Grand Rounds longitudinal conference, a series of vertically-integrated teaching sessions for first- through fourth-year Harvard Medical School students at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
In addition to his faculty development work at Mount Auburn Hospital, he leads several highly-rated certificate courses for international learners through the Office of External Education at Harvard Medical School.
He has been active in the American Thoracic Society (ATS), helping to develop many faculty development activities for the ATS International Conference and serving in educational leadership roles in the Society, including serving as the chair of the Members in Transition and Training Committee as well as the co-chair of the Critical Care Pillar of the Fellows Track Symposium. He is also the International Medical Education Working Group co-chair in the Section of Medical Education in the ATS.
Finally, he is engaged in medical education research, with specific research interests involving curiosity in medical learners, critical thinking, cognitive biases, and clinical reasoning. He has designed, implemented and published numerous medical education research studies on these topics. He is a co-author on over 70 PubMed-indexed manuscripts and his H-index is 17.