Joseph J. Rencic, MD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine




Joseph J. Rencic, MD, received his BS at Georgetown University and his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Professor of Medicine at Boston University and a hospitalist in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Rencic’s research seeks to improve health professionals’ clinical reasoning and enhance their diagnostic accuracy and treatment decisions, with the ultimate goal of reducing medical errors and improving patient outcomes. He has developed and disseminated theory-based strategies for how to effectively teach and evaluate clinical reasoning through curricula, assessment methods, journal publications, and a book, “Teaching Clinical Reasoning.” His multiple peer-reviewed publications in clinical reasoning have challenged existing constructs, proposed a new conceptual framework and a seminal reference for its assessment, highlighted the inadequacy of clinical reasoning curricula in U.S. medical schools, and developed the first set of interprofessional competencies in diagnosis.

In addition to his research, Dr. Rencic is the Director of Clinical Reasoning Education, the co-course Director of Doctoring 2, and a member of the Academy of Medical Educators at the Boston University School of Medicine. He also serves as Acting Internship Director for the fourth-year internal medicine rotation at Boston Medical Center. These positions align with his strong professional interests in medical education, curriculum design, assessment, competency, and mentoring.

Dr. Rencic has been actively involved in the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, serving as councilor for the Clerkship Director of Internal Medicine, as well as the Society for Improved Diagnosis in Medicine.

Along with two colleagues, he received the 2017 Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine Louis N Pangaro, MD, Educational Program Development Award, which was given for his innovative work in teaching clinical reasoning to medical students. He also received the 2010 Medical Educator Award from the New England region of the Society of General Internal Medicine, which is awarded to an outstanding generalist clinician-educator.

Course Director
Boston University School of Medicine
Integrated Problems and Clinical Reasoning


Director of Clinical Reasoning Education
Boston University School of Medicine


Co-course Director of Doctoring 2
Boston University School of Medicine


Academy of Medical Educator
Boston University School of Medicine



2019 Tufts Medical Center, Department of Medicine: Career Award for Excellence in Housestaff Teaching
2018 Tufts University School of Medicine: Excellence in Teaching Award
2017 Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine: Louis N Pangaro, MD Educational Program Development Award
2015 Tufts University School of Medicine : Excellence in Teaching Award
2015 University of Illinois at Chicago Masters of Health Professions Education Program: Best Masters of Health Professions Education 501 Core Course Paper Award
2014 Tufts University School of Medicine: Accomplished Teaching in the Medicine Clerkship
2013 Tufts University School of Medicine : Mitus Special Faculty Recognition Award
2012 Harvard Macy’s Scholars Program for Educators in Health Professions : Alumni Faculty educator
2012 Tufts University School of Medicine Alpha Omega Alpha Society: Alpha Omega Alpha Faculty Induction
2012 Tufts University School of Medicine: Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
2012 Tufts University School of Medicine : Mark Aisner, MD Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Physical Diagnosis
2011 Tufts University School of Medicine: Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
2010 Northeast Group on Educational Affairs Annual Educational Retreat: Innovation in Resident Education Award
2010 Society of General Internal Medicine, New England region: 2010 Medical Educator Award
2010 vitals.com: Patient’s Choice Award 2009
2010 Tufts University School of Medicine : Mitus Special Faculty Recognition Award
2010 Harvard Medical School: Selected Tufts faculty member for 2011 Macy’s Scholars Program for Educators in Health Professions
2010 Tufts University School of Medicine : Zucker Clinical Teaching Prize for Outstanding Innovation in Clinical Teaching
2009 vitals.com: Patient’s Choice Award 2008
2009 Tufts University School of Medicine: Outstanding Teaching in the Clerkship Years Award
2009 Tufts Medical Center Division of General Internal Medicine: Julius ‘Red’ Kritzman Award for Primary Care Teaching
2008 Tufts University School of Medicine: Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
2007 Tufts University School of Medicine: Special Faculty Recognition Award
2006 Tufts University School of Medicine: Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
2006 Tufts Medical Center, Department of Medicine : House staff Award for Excellence in Teaching
2006 Tufts Medical Center: Oliver Smith Award
2006 Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA : Excellence in Primary Care Award
2001 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: Maurice F. Attie Award
2001 Lankenau Hospital, Department of Medicine: C. William Hanson Award
2000 University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine: Penn Pearls Award

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

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  1. Trowbridge RL, Rencic JJ, Wijesekera TP, Olson APJ. Avoiding Cognitive Errors in Clinical Decision Making. Ann Intern Med. 2020 10 20; 173(8):678-679. PMID: 33075248
     
  2. Thammasitboon S, Sur M, Rencic JJ, Dhaliwal G, Kumar S, Sundaram S, Krishnamurthy P. Psychometric validation of the reconstructed version of the assessment of reasoning tool. Med Teach. 2020 Oct 17; 1-6. PMID: 33073665
     
  3. Daniel M, Torre D, Durning SJ, Wilson E, Rencic JJ. Ecological psychology: diagnosing and treating patients in complex environments. Diagnosis (Berl). 2020 08 27; 7(3):339-340. PMID: 32589595
     
  4. Olson APJ, Durning SJ, Fernandez Branson C, Sick B, Lane KP, Rencic JJ. Teamwork in clinical reasoning - cooperative or parallel play? Diagnosis (Berl). 2020 08 27; 7(3):307-312. PMID: 32697754
     
  5. Rencic J, Schuwirth LWT, Gruppen LD, Durning SJ. Clinical reasoning performance assessment: using situated cognition theory as a conceptual framework. Diagnosis (Berl). 2020 08 27; 7(3):241-249. PMID: 32031971
     
  6. Rencic J, Schuwirth LWT, Gruppen LD, Durning SJ. A situated cognition model for clinical reasoning performance assessment: a narrative review. Diagnosis (Berl). 2020 08 27; 7(3):227-240. PMID: 32352400
     
  7. Torre D, Durning SJ, Rencic J, Lang V, Holmboe E, Daniel M. Widening the lens on teaching and assessing clinical reasoning: from "in the head" to "out in the world". Diagnosis (Berl). 2020 08 27; 7(3):181-190. PMID: 32142479
     
  8. Khan M, Madi MY, Rencic J. Apixaban-induced cutaneous leucocytoclastic vasculitis. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Aug 24; 13(8). PMID: 32843390
     
  9. Parsons AS, Wijesekera TP, Rencic JJ. The Management Script: A Practical Tool for Teaching Management Reasoning. Acad Med. 2020 08; 95(8):1179-1185. PMID: 32349018
     
  10. Connor DM, Durning SJ, Rencic JJ. Clinical Reasoning as a Core Competency. Acad Med. 2020 08; 95(8):1166-1171. PMID: 31577583
     
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Patient Care
Clinical Reasoning
Medical Education
Curricula

I am Director of Clinical Reasoning Education at Boston University School of Medicine, co-course director of Doctoring 2, the internal medicine acting internship director, and an Academy of Medical Educator. I am passionate about medical education. My research expertise focuses on clinical reasoning and medical education in general. I am involved in scholarship, curriculum design, and assessment in the field of clinical reasoning and medical education in general.

I am happy to mentor students, residents, and junior faculty in medical education and clinical reasoning research. I would love to have collaborators to help me with my scholarly activities.

In addition, I enjoy advising students, residents, and junior faculty about having successful careers and work-life balance in medicine in general and medical education specifically.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
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  • Project Mentor
  • Research / Scholarly Mentor
  • Work / Life Integration Mentor
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