Joseph J. Rencic, MD, is a board-certified hospitalist at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and a professor of medicine in General Internal Medicine at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. Aside from his clinical work, Dr. Rencic conducts research that seeks to improve health professionals' clinical reasoning and enhance their diagnostic accuracy and treatment decisions. His research has an ultimate goal of reducing medical errors and improving patient outcomes. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications in clinical reasoning. 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 Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. He also serves as Acting Internship Director for the fourth-year internal medicine rotation at BMC. These positions align with his professional interests in medical education, curriculum design, assessment, competency, and mentoring. Dr. Rencic has also been 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. In 2017, along with two other colleagues, he received the Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine Louis N Pangaro, MD, Educational Program Development Award 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.
  • Specialties

    Medical education, clinical reasoning

  • Contact

  • Primary Location

    1 Boston Medical Center Pl
    Boston, MA 02118
  • Administrative Title

    Professor, Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System, 1998-2001
  • Education

    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 1998
  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine , American Board of Internal Medicine