Kerry K. McCabe, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine

MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
BA, Williams College

Pronouns: she/her/hers

A 2000 graduate of the BUSM/BMC Emergency Medicine Residency, Dr. McCabe currently serves as Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at BUSM. She is an integral part of resident and medical student education, a leader in curriculum development, a driving force behind multiple educational innovations at BMC, and a mentor for numerous medical students, residents, and junior faculty. Dr. McCabe is interested in faculty, fellow, and resident development; organizational culture; diversity, equity, and inclusion; the impact of emotions on medical education; and leadership.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

I believe that overcoming the historic structures of inequality in our society requires active engagement.
I believe that it is my responsibility to do what I can, where I can, to improve opportunity and support for marginalized groups.
I believe that taking responsibility for examining my own actions and beliefs, expanding my own understanding, and encouraging others to examine their own beliefs and knowledge is core to culture change.
I believe that curiosity and inviting people in is most effective for meaningful change, and that addressing the lived experience and emotional triggers that entrench people in their beliefs is critical to the process.
I believe that the arc of justice is frustratingly long, and bends only when people take personal responsibility for advocacy.

2014-present - I encouraged and promoted the founding of the BMC Emergency Medicine Residency JEDI committee, providing support and resources for advancing recruitment of diverse residency classes via hosting recruiting events, holistic application review, implicit bias training, active engagement with campus DEIJ resources such as the visiting student scholarship program, and sending ambassadors to SNMA and LMSA conferences to actively recruit students of color. I remain actively involved in these efforts by annually reviewing our processes and strategizing with our residency team.

2014-2020 - Delivered the curriculum “Communication and Consults,” developed in conjunction with residents, to all incoming BMC interns.

2019-present - Deliver a curriculum to all BMC emergency medicine interns, UNSHAME, developed in conjunction with residents and faculty, to promote inclusion by acknowledging the challenges of training in a high stakes environment, encouraging vulnerability and support across our community, and highlighting that the lived experiences of our diverse classes bring a variety of perspectives and unique opportunities to learn from one another.

2019 - Delivered a “Dare to Lead” workshop for female junior faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

2020-present - Deliver the LIFT model of upstander training, developed by colleagues at BMC, at departmental inclusivity workshops, grand rounds at BMC and other institutions, and to all incoming BMC interns.

2021 - Delivered microaggression upstander training at SAEM (Society of Academic Emergency Medicine) Scientific Assembly national meeting.

2021-present - BMC and Emergency Department Racial Equity Champion.

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  1. Mittelman A, Palmer M, Dugas J, Spector JA, McCabe K, Sheng AY. A Nationwide Survey of Program Directors on Resident Attrition in Emergency Medicine. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Dec 14; 22(1):86-93.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33439812; PMCID: PMC7806332; DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2020.10.48286;
  2. Li J, Roosevelt G, McCabe K, Preotle J, Pereira F, Takayesu JK, Porter JJ, Monuteaux M, Bachur RG. Critically Ill Pediatric Case Exposure During Emergency Medicine Residency. J Emerg Med. 2020 Aug; 59(2):278-285. PMID: 32536497
  3. Brockberg M, Mittelman A, Dugas J, McCabe K, Spector J, Liu J, Sheng AY. Rate of Programs Affected by Resident Attrition and Program Factors Associated With Attrition in Emergency Medicine. J Grad Med Educ. 2019 Dec; 11(6):663-667.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31871566; PMCID: PMC6919186; DOI: 10.4300/JGME-D-19-00248.1;
  4. Li J, Roosevelt G, McCabe K, Preotle J, Pereira F, Takayesu JK, Monuteaux M, Bachur RG. Pediatric Case Exposure During Emergency Medicine Residency. AEM Educ Train. 2018 Oct; 2(4):317-327.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30386842; PMCID: PMC6194046; DOI: 10.1002/aet2.10130;
  5. Linden JA, Breaud AH, Mathews J, McCabe KK, Schneider JI, Liu JH, Halpern LE, Barron RJ, Clyne B, Smith JL, Kauffman DF, Dempsey MS, Dechert TA, Mitchell PM. The Intersection of Gender and Resuscitation Leadership Experience in Emergency Medicine Residents: A Qualitative Study. AEM Educ Train. 2018 Apr; 2(2):162-168.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30051083; PMCID: PMC6001582; DOI: 10.1002/aet2.10096;
  6. Sheng AY, Sullivan R, Kleber K, Mitchell PM, Liu JH, McGreevy J, McCabe K, Atema A, Schneider JI. Fantastic Learning Moments and Where to Find Them. West J Emerg Med. 2018 Jan; 19(1):59-65.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29383057; PMCID: PMC5785202; DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2017.10.35179;
  7. Perry JM, McCabe KK. Recognition and initial management of acute ischemic stroke. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2012 Aug; 30(3):637-57. PMID: 22974642; DOI: 10.1016/j.emc.2012.06.001;
  8. Seufert TS, Mitchell PM, Wilcox AR, Rubin-Smith JE, White LF, McCabe KK, Schneider JI. An automated procedure logging system improves resident documentation compliance. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Oct; 18 Suppl 2:S54-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21999559; DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01183.x;
  9. Linden JA, Oldeg P, Mehta SD, McCabe KK, LaBelle C. HIV postexposure prophylaxis in sexual assault: current practice and patient adherence to treatment recommendations in a large urban teaching hospital. Acad Emerg Med. 2005 Jul; 12(7):640-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 15995097

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Bar chart showing 9 publications over 7 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2018 and 2020


2020-2021 Boston Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine: Chairman's Award
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