Dr. Rebecca Harrison

Rebecca Harrison MDRebecca Harrison, MD

4th Year Medicine Clerkship Director
Assistant Professor of Medicine
OHSU Division of Hospital Medicine

  • Degrees:
    1990-1994 Doctor of Medicine
    University of Minnesota Medical School
    Minneapolis, MN

    1982-1986 Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude - Biology
    Boston University
    Boston, MA
  • Residency:
    1997-1998 Chief Resident, Internal Medicine
    Oregon Health & Science University

    1994-1997 Internal Medicine Residency
    Oregon Health & Science University
  • Research Interest:
    Source: The Society of General Internal Medicine: Mary O’Flaherty Horn Scholars Program
    PI: Rebecca Harrison
    Date: June 2004-June 2007

    My main areas of Research and Scholarly interest are in medical education, hospitalist careers, and work / life balance in Internal Medicine

  • Representative Publications:
    JO. Lo, RA Harrison, AJ Hunter “ Fulminant hepatic failure resulting in liver transplantation in the setting of secondary syphilis”  Journal of Infection

    SS Desai, RA Harrison, M Murphy “Capnocytophaga Ochracea, Causing Severe Sepsis and Purpura Fulminans in an Immunocompetent Patient”. Journal of Infection Accepted for Publication June 2006. Date Pending

    RA Harrison , T Vu, AJ Hunter “Wernicke’s Encephalopathy in a Patient with Schizophrenia” J Gen Intern Med. Accepted for Publication July 2006. Date Pending.

    RA Harrison , EA Allen, “Teaching Internal Medicine Residents in the New Era” Inpatient Attending with Duty-Hour Regulations.” J Gen Intern Med . 2006; 21:1-6.

    AJ Hunter, SS Desai, RAHarrison, BCK Chan "Medical Student Evaluation of the Quality of Hospitalist and Non-Hospitalist Teaching Faculty on Inpatient Medicine Rotations." Academic Medicine 79:1 (2003): 1-5.

    RA Harrison , Bahar A, Payne MM "Postinfantile Giant Cell Hepatitis Associated with Long-term Elevated Transaminase Levels in Treated Graves’ Disease." The American Journal of Medicine 112:4 (2002).

  • Biosketch:
    During residency and chief residency at OHSU, I developed my interest in teaching. As a Hospitalist and Clinician Educator, I teach in a variety of clinical and class room settings to a wide spectrum of learners. The clinical setting and patients provide the content that I teach to dozens of Internal Medicine and Family Practice residents, interns, medical students, and physician assistant students every year.

    I have developed and participate in a variety of teaching conferences to resident and medical student and serve as a small group facilitator for the PCM course for students and the Ambulatory Block Journal Club for residents. Along with my Hospitalist colleagues, I teach internal medicine at the Dental School. I find mentoring and advising the many residents and medical students with whom I work quite fulfilling.

    I have been the Course Director for the 4th Year Internal Medicine Interest Group for the past five years providing me the opportunity to mentor and advise a large number of students pursing Internal Medicine.

    For the past two years, I have been able to teach students, residents, and faculty on an international level as a visiting professor at Otowa University in Japan. I am most appreciative of my patients, residents, students and colleagues from whom I am constantly learning.

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