Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Honors Wellesley Resident Dr. John S. Whyman
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates recently honored Wellesley resident Dr. John S. Whyman with the Robert H. Ebert Excellence in Teaching Award. Harvard Vanguard is a multi-specialty physician practice with offices across eastern Massachusetts and an affiliate of Atrius Health.
Whyman is an internist at Harvard Vanguard’s Wellesley location. He has been with Harvard Vanguard for more than 35 years.
Whyman’s teaching experience includes his role as site director at Harvard Vanguard for the Patient Doctor 2 course at Harvard Medical School. In this course, second year Harvard medical students learn crucial skills, including history taking, physical examination and presenting patient information in oral and written forms. Whyman coordinates all activities for the course including curriculum design, recruiting faculty and teaching.
“Having the opportunity to teach medical students every year is very gratifying as I help them develop into skilled, empathic physicians,” Whyman said. “One day, these bright, enthusiastic students will be taking care of all of us.”
The Robert H. Ebert Excellence in Teaching Award is given to Harvard Vanguard clinicians who make outstanding contributions to teaching. Harvard Vanguard clinician-teachers help other clinicians adapt to a changing healthcare environment by affirming the traditional values of patient care and by helping students and colleagues learn how to manage quality and cost of care efficiently.
To learn more about Harvard Vanguard, please visit www.harvardvanguard.org.
About Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates is a nonprofit multi-specialty medical group providing care to 510,000 adult and pediatric patients at more than 22 offices across eastern Massachusetts. As an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Harvard Vanguard physicians are on the staff of Boston’s academic medical centers and community hospitals. Harvard Vanguard’s 4,300 employees, including more than 630 physicians and 1,000 healthcare professionals, are committed to making it easier for patients to be and stay healthy. Harvard Vanguard practices are among the highest rated in the state for clinical quality and accept insurance from most major health plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, Fallon Community Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Neighborhood Health Plan, Tufts Health Plan, and Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred. Harvard Vanguard is an affiliate of Atrius Health (http://www.atriushealth.org), an alliance of six non-profit community-based medical groups and a home health care, private duty nursing and hospice agency in Massachusetts.