Rebecca Berman, MD

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San Francisco, CA 94117

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  • Professor, School of Medicine

Biography

Rebecca Berman, MD, FACP is the program director for UCSF's Internal Medicine Residency program. After completing her chief residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in 2009, she joined Mass General Hospital, where she built a network of student-faculty primary care practices, the Crimson Care Collaborative (CCC). Over 1,000 Harvard Medical students have participated in CCC gaining early exposure to primary care, to care for the underserved, and interprofessional education opportunities. In 2013, Dr. Berman returned to BWH to direct its primary care residency program. Dr. Berman is the founder and co-leader of the National Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine’s Primary Care Program Director Group and is the editor of their Primary Care Toolkit which offers a blueprint for building and strengthening primary care tracks. To help reduce pay disparities and improve diversity in medical leadership positions, she teaches nationally on negotiation skills for physicians. She is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and served on their National Career Development Working Group. Other areas of interest include novel curricular design, health literacy, women in medicine, and care for the underserved.

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  1. Patel GH, Arkin SC, Ruiz-Betancourt DR, Plaza FI, Mirza SA, Vieira DJ, Strauss NE, Klim CC, Sanchez-Peña JP, Bartel LP, Grinband J, Martinez A, Berman RA, Ochsner KN, Leopold DA, Javitt DC. Failure to engage the temporoparietal junction/posterior superior temporal sulcus predicts impaired naturalistic social cognition in schizophrenia. Brain. 2021 Jul 28; 144(6):1898-1910. View on Pubmed
  2. Patel GH, Arkin SC, Ruiz-Betancourt DR, DeBaun HM, Strauss NE, Bartel LP, Grinband J, Martinez A, Berman RA, Leopold DA, Javitt DC. What you see is what you get: visual scanning failures of naturalistic social scenes in schizophrenia. Psychol Med. 2020 Jun 05; 1-10. View on Pubmed
  3. Mahal BA, Berman RA, Taplin ME, Huang FW. Prostate Cancer-Specific Mortality Across Gleason Scores in Black vs Nonblack Men. JAMA. 2018 12 18; 320(23):2479-2481. View on Pubmed
  4. Berman RA, Gottlieb AS. Job Negotiations in Academic Medicine: Building a Competency-Based Roadmap for Residents and Fellows. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 01; 34(1):146-149. View on Pubmed
  5. Rotenstein LS, Berman RA, Katz JT, Yialamas MA. Making the Voices of Female Trainees Heard. Ann Intern Med. 2018 09 04; 169(5):339-340. View on Pubmed
  6. Doyon JB, Liu KJ, Berman RA. Metoprolol-induced Total Body Erythroderma. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 02; 32(2):221-222. View on Pubmed
  7. Long T, Chaiyachati K, Bosu O, Sircar S, Richards B, Garg M, McGarry K, Solomon S, Berman R, Curry L, Moriarty J, Huot S. Why Aren't More Primary Care Residents Going into Primary Care? A Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 12; 31(12):1452-1459. View on Pubmed
  8. Berman, Rebecca MD; Powe, Camille MD; Carnevale, Julia MD; Chao, Andrew MD; Knudsen, Janine; Nguyen, Anthony; Edgman-Levitan, Susan . The Crimson Care Collaborative: A Student–Faculty Initiative to Increase Medical Students’ Early Exposure to Primary Care. Academic Medicine. 2012; 87(5):651-655. View on Pubmed
  9. Huang FW, Berman RA. Expansion of the health workforce and the HIV Epidemic. N Engl J Med. 2008 Apr 10; 358(15):1640; author reply 1640.