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Rebecca Andrews, M.D.

General Medicine Clinic Director
Associate Program Director Categorical Internal Medicine
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-679-4477
Fax: 860-679-1025

Dr. Rebecca Andrews, originally from the Boston area, returned to the UConn Health Center in 2009 as clinical and teaching faculty. After receiving both a bachelor's and master's degree in biology from Boston College, she relocated to Connecticut to attend the UConn School of Medicine. She remained at the university for her residency before working in the community. Now, back at the John Dempsey Hospital, Dr. Andrews divides her time between clinical care and teaching. She is a primary care internal medicine doctor with a focus on preventative health, heart failure, and chronic disease management.

Her teaching time is spent working with the Internal Medicine Residency as an associate program director and has developed several curricular innovations such as the office based medicine track, a business of medicine course, and a mini M.P.H. course for future primary care doctors.

At home, she is a mom of two kids and has a long list of hobbies including creative writing, horseback riding, running, and photography.

B.S.Boston CollegeBiology
M.S.Boston CollegeBiology
M.D.University of Connecticut School of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
Professional TrainingAcademic Alliance for Internal Medicine (AAIM)Executive Leadership Program
Professional TrainingACP-Wellness Champion
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineInternal Medicine
Chief ResidentUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineInternal Medicine Residency; Chief Medical Resident
GME Teaching Course and CertificateUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstTeachers of Tomorrow – GME Teaching Course and Certificate
Professional TrainingAmerican College of Physicians (ACP)Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Program Certificate

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Best DoctorsHartford Magazine
Doctor of ExcellenceLeaders in Healthcare
Best DoctorsHartford Magazine
Laureate Award - recognizes an individual who has throughout his/her career exemplified the highest standards of our profession and who has demonstrated by example and conduct, and abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, and service to his/her communityAmerican College of Physicians
Best DoctorsHartford Magazine
Award of Excellence for Programmatic Innovation Abstract (Office Based Medicine Curriculum Promotes Primary Care Interest)Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
Vitals Compassionate Doctor AwardVitals
Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award -award recipient chosen based on the quality and quantity of responses to ACP’s congressional Legislative Alerts, writing editorials, meeting with members of Congress, expanding chapter federal advocacy efforts, recruiting Advocates, and organizing and attending Leadership Day, and other meetings with legislatorsAmerican College of Physicians
Teachers for Tomorrow - Teaching CertificateUMASS
The Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Program CertificateAmerican College of Physicians
Fellowship in American College of PhysiciansACP
NHSC Ambassador (for Underserved Populations)HRSA U.S. Federal Government
Surescripts Plaque AwardeeSurescripts
Elected Chief Medical ResidentUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Philip T. Goldenberg, M.D. Leadership AwardUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
UConn Health Center Ambulatory Clinic AwardUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
ACP CT Chapter Annual Meeting Winning Research PosterAmerican College of Physicians
Medical Intern of the YearUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Letter of Commendation RecipientPresident and CEO of Saint Francis Medical Center
American College of Physicians (ACP-ASIM) Internal Medicine AwardACP/UConn
Excellence in Medical StudiesUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
NHSC SEARCH Program Research AwardDPH/HRSA U.S. Federal Government
Donald J. White Teaching Excellence AwardBoston College
National Health Service Corps Scholar 1998-2002HRSA
Preventative Health, Heart Failure and Chronic Disease Management
I am an Associate Program Director for the categorical internal medicine program and serve as the clinic director for our resident teaching clinic here at UConn. Twice a week I teach residents through patient care in the afternoons. In my own practice, I also teach medicine residents, medical students, and APRNs. I created and currently manage the curriculum for our office based medicine track, a public health curriculum, and a co-creator of a primary care teaching curriculum.
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
American College of Physicians Governor CT ChapterProfessional/Scientific OrganizationGovernor State ChapterExternalInternational20172021
ACP VP Education Search CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationmemberInternational2017
Vice-Chair Education and Publications Committee, American College of PhysiciansProfessional/Scientific OrganizationVice-chairExternalInternational2017
AHRQ Project on Harms of First-line Pharmacologic Treatments for Major Depression in AdultsAdvisory Committeecontent expertUConn-StorrsState2017
Opioid Task ForceAdvisory CommitteeCo-ChairUConn HealthUniversity2017
Online Patient Engagement Committee (OPEC)Advisory CommitteeChairUConn HealthUniversity2017
Physician Steering CommitteeAdvisory CommitteememberUConn HealthUniversity2017
ACGME/ABIM Milestones 2.0Advisory Committeemember representing ACPExternalNational2017
Academic Alliance Internal Medicine Education Advisory Board (IMEAB)Education Committeemember as representive for the ACPExternalNational2017
Journal of General Internal MedicineProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewExternalNational2017
Ad Hoc Committee Principles of Professional AccountabilityAdvisory CommitteememberExternalNational2017
American College of Physicians Awards Committee and Task ForceProfessional/Scientific OrganizationmemberExternalInternational20162018
American College of Physicians CT Chapter Scientific Program Planning CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationExternalState2016
Patient Education and CounselingProfessional/Scientific Journalmanuscript reviewExternalNational2016
Department of Surgery Review CommitteeEducation CommitteememberUConn HealthUniversity20162016
Division Chief General Medicine Search CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeChairUConn HealthUniversity20162016
American College of Radiology- R-Scan Advisory CouncilAdvisory CommitteememberExternalNational2016
Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health DisparitiesProfessional/Scientific Journalmanuscript reviewExternalNational2016
American College of Physicians Strategic Planning CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMeeting FacilitatorExternalNational20162017
Patient Education and CounselingProfessional/Scientific JournalManuscript ReviewerNational2016
American College of Physicians CEO/EVP Search CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationmemberNational20162016
Society for General Internal Medicine Workshop ReviewProfessional/Scientific OrganizationAnnual meeting workshop selectionNational2016
MKSAP18 (medical knowledge self assessment program) content reviewerProfessional/Scientific OrganizationreviewerNational20162016
Clinical Operations CommitteeAdvisory CommitteememberUConn HealthUniversity2016
American College of Physicians CT Chapter Governor-ElectProfessional/Scientific OrganizationGovernor-Elect/GovernorExternalNational20152016
American College of Physicians Board of RegentsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMember Board of RegentsExternalNational20152016
Chair of Family Medicine Search CommitteeAdvisory CommitteememberUConn HealthUniversity20152015
American College of Physicians National Council for Early Career PhysiciansProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChair-Elect and ChairExternalNational20142016
Policy Review- Wellpoint Office of Medical Policy ReviewProfessional/Scientific Organizationrepresentative/reviewerExternalNational2014
American College of Physicians Annual Meeting Advisory CommitteeAbstract ReviewerExternalNational20132013
Clinical Competency Committee for the Categorical Internal Medicine Residency ProgramEducation CommitteeChairUniversity2013
AAMC Council for Faculty and SocietiesProfessional/Scientific OrganizationElected RepresentativeExternalNational20132016
ACP CT Chapter Chair of Council for Resident/Fellow MembersProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairExternalState20132017
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and UnderservedProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational20122012
Connecticut Institute of Primary Care and InnovationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationEducation Section LeaderExternalState2012
ACP National Early Career Physicians CouncilProfessional/Scientific OrganizationCouncil MemberExternalNational20112016
Public Issues CouncilAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2011
Mind-Body Wellness ClinicOtherCo-DeveloperUConn HealthUniversity2011
ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee in developing the Ethics Manual (sixth edition)Advisory CommitteeMember-at-largeExternalNational20112011
American College of Phycians Education and Publication CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberNational20112014
American College of PhysiciansProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalNational2010
Primary Care Residency Expansion GrantEducation CommitteeCo-DirectorUConn HealthUniversity20102016
Office Based Medicine TrackEducation CommitteeDirectorUConn HealthUniversity2010
AAIM (Academic Alliance for Internal Medicine)Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberNational2010
South Park Shelter Medical Clinic, Hartford, CTCommunity ServicePhysicianExternalLocal2010
Migrant Farm Worker Clinic, Windsor, CTCommunity ServicePhysician ExternalLocal2010
Student Continuity Program, Farmington, CTCommunity ServicePreceptor UConn HealthUniversity2010
Curriculum Committee for Categorical Internal Medicine ResidencyEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2009
Recruitment Committee- Categorical Internal Medicine Residency ProgramEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2009
NextGen Steering and Oversight CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2009
SEARCH-HRSAAdvisory Committeeadjunct faculty memberState2009
Connecticut Chapter of the ACP Govenor's CouncilProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState2007
Connecticut ACP Chapter- Council for Early Career Physicians Professional/Scientific OrganizationCo-ChairExternalState20072013
Town of Canton Park and Recreation CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeChairpersonExternalLocal2007
ACP Governor’s Council CT ChapterProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState2007
CT ACP Chapter Professional/Scientific OrganizationAbstract JudgeExternalState2007
Heart Failure Society of AmericaProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20052012
CHC Inc. Medical Quality Improvement CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalLocal20052009
GME Program Review PanelAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20052006
Commit to ACTion-Rapid Response TeamAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20052006
American College of PhysiciansProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2003
Peer Review Committee; University of Connecticut Residency ProgramAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20022006
Recruitment Committee; University of Connecticut Residency ProgramEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity20022006
Migrant Farm Workers' Medical ClinicCommunity ServiceOrganizerUConn HealthState19992003
Genetic mutations affecting colon cancer, heart failure readmissions, medication adherence, chronic disease education for patients and residents, quality improvement projects concerning patient care, education curriculum effectiveness research, and primary care curriulum research

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Heart Murmurs
    Andrews R, Angus S First Exposure Internal Medicine: Ambulatory Medicine 2007 Jan;54-61


  • Chart Review To Determine Which Heart Failure Readmissions are Preventable
    Priti Mehla, Aline Iskandar, Rebecca Andrews, Marybeth Barry, Jason Ryan Journal of Cardiac Failure 2012 Jan;18(8):S107
  • Quality Improvement Project to Increase the Rate of Screening Colonoscopy At Internal Medicine Resident Clinics: Results From Two Sites
    Rustagi T, Stein A, Diez L, Andrews R, Angus S Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2011 Jan;73(4):AB401-AB402
  • A Novel Echocardiographic Method to Assess Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony in Patients with and without a Prolonged QRS
    Andrews A, Polosajian L, Hamad E, Soucier R Journal of Cardiac Failure 2005 Jan;11(6):S146
  • A Novel Echocardiogrpahic Method to Assess Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony
    Andrews R, Hamad E, Polosajian L Connecticut Medicine 2005 Jan;69(2):85
  • Circulating MicroRNA-30d Is Associated With Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Heart Failure and Regulates Cardiomyocyte Apoptosis: A Translational Pilot Study.
    Melman, Yonathan F; Shah, Ravi; Danielson, Kirsty; Xiao, Junjie; Simonson, Bridget; Barth, Andreas; Chakir, Khalid; Lewis, Gregory D; Lavender, Zachary; Truong, Quynh A; Kleber, Andre; Das, Ranendra; Rosenzweig, Anthony; Wang, Yaoyu; Kass, David A; Singh, Jagmeet P; Das, Saumya Circulation 2005 Jan;131(25):2202-16



  • X + Y (Why or Why Not)?
    J of Gen Internal Med 2017 Mar;
  • In Reply: Prescribing opioids.
    Tobin, Daniel G; Andrews, Rebecca; Becker, William C Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine 2016 Aug;83(8):554-5
  • Improving Ambulatory Training in Internal Medicine: X + Y (or Why Not?)
    Journal of General Internal Medicine


Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
How to Teach Trainees a 5-Step Guide to Conversations with Patients in PainLectureAAMC-CFAS2017Orlando, FL
Review of Antibiotic Use in the Treatment of Acute Rhinosinusitis in Urgent Care SettingsPoster10th Annual Primary Care Summit2017Hartford, CT
Review of Antibiotic Use in the Treatment of Acute Rhinosinusitis in Urgent Care SettingsPosterHigh Value Practice Academic Alliance National Symposium2017Baltimore, MD
Implementing an Outpatient Preoperative Consultation Experience for Internal Medicine ResidentsPosterAPDIM2017Grapevine, TX
Implementing an Outpatient Preoperative Consultation Experience for Internal Medicine ResidentsPosterHigh Value Practice Academic Alliance National Symposium2017Baltimore, MD
Five Stages to Discontinuing Opioids: conversations to de-escalate, discontinue, or deprescribe opioids for chronic painTalkNational Opioid Epidemic2017Scottsdale, AZ
Workshop on How to Teach a 5 Step Guide to Conversations Between Trainees and Patients in PainTalkAAMC2017Orlando, FL
Difficult Conversations and Skills to Promote Constructive CommunicationTalkACP Board of Governors2017Montreal, Canada
Safe Opioid PrescribingTalkOccupational Medicine Dept Grand Rounds2017Farmington, CT
Successful Team DynamicsLectureInternal Medicine Residency Program2017University of CT Farmington CT
Five Stages to Discontinuing Opioids: conversations to de-escalate, discontinue, or deprescribe opioids for chronic painLectureInternal Medicine Residency Program2017Farmington, CT
Communicating Effectively When You Don't Want To: An Intensive Training for Difficult Patient EncountersLectureACP Annual Scientific Meeting2016Washington, DC
Teaching Teamwork Through ToysLectureAPDIM2016Las Vegas, NV
Opioid Overdose Epidemic- Medical Education Grand RoundsPanel DiscussionUCHC- Med Ed Grand Rounds2016Farmington, CT
Difficult Communication: an intensive training for success with difficult patient encountersLectureIM residency program PPD series2016Farmington, CT
Transforming the Future of Primary CareLectureUCHC Medical Grand Rounds2016Farmington CT
5 Step Guide to Conversations Between Trainees and Patients in Pain - Plenary SessionLectureAPDIM/AAIM Scientific Meeting2016Oxen Hill, MD
5 Step Guide to Conversations Between Trainees and Patients in PainPosterAPDIM2016Oxen Hill, MD
Racial Disparities in Healthcare: race matters, you matterPosterSaint Francis Research Day2016Hartford, CT
How to Say No - a tutorial on choosing the right projects, maintaining work life balance, and functioning efficienctly at workTalkAmerican College of Physicians2015National Webinar
Hand Over to Community Providers: Who am I Forgetting?Panel DiscussionAmerican Case Managers Society of America2015Uncasville, CT
Beyond the Wards: training residents for professional and personal development and stress managementLectureACP Saudi Arabia Gulf Chapter2015Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Innovative Trends in Residency TrainingLectureACP Saudi Arabia Gulf Chapter2015Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Technology Update: Maximizing Smartphone Technology in PracticePanel DiscussionACP Annual Scientific Meeting2014Orlando, FL
ColonoscopyPoster2014Chicago, IL
Curricular Innovations: Longitudinal Clinical Experiences Promote Primary CareLectureAssociation of Program Directors in Internal Medicine2014Washington, DC
Common Cold Versus FluOtherNBC news2014West Hartford, CT
Prescribing Opioids in Primary Care: Practical Strategies to Overcome Common ChallengesPanel DiscussionSociety General Internal Medicine2014San Diego, CA
Snow SafetyOtherWTIC Radio2013WTIC Radio
Early-Career Trainee Mentoring Panel: Careers Within General Internal MedicinePanel DiscussionSociety of General Internal Medicine2013New Haven, CT
Office-Based Medicine Curriculum Promotes Primary Care InterestPosterAPDIM2013New Orleans, LA
Did You Brush Your Teeth Today? A Case of Strep Intermedius Bacteremia Secondary to Poor Oral HygeienePosterCT state ACP Chapter2013Southington, CT
Obesity and MortalityOtherNews Talk WTIC 10802013WTIC Radio
Influenza Myths RevealedOtherFox News CT2013Fox News
Hail to the Chiefs: Teaching Chief Residents Team DevelopmentTalkAssociation of Program Directors in Internal Medicine2013Orlando, FL
Aching for soda: A case of gout induced by high-fructose corn syrup consumptionPosterCT ACP Chapter meeting2013Southington, CT
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Controversy: Ambulatory Screening GuidelinesLectureManchester Memorial Grand Rounds2012
Chart Review To Determine Which Heart Failure Readmissions are Preventable PosterHeart Failure Society of America2012Seattle, WA
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Controversy: Ambulatory Screening GuidelinesLectureAmerican Academy of Family Medicine Chapter Meeting2012Southington, CT
Addressing the Primary Care ShortageOtherNews Talk WTIC 10802012Radio
How to Be Successful at Health Care AdvocacyTalkAmerican College of Physicians Leadership Day2012Washington, DC
Antipsychotic use, Cardiometabolic health and Care Coordination: Implementation of Metabolic Monitoring Guidelines in a Large Outpatient Psychiatry ClinicPosterAmerican College of Neuropsychiatry2012Hollywood, FL
Learning to Say No: a Guide to the Young PhysicianTalkACP National Young Physicians Council2012
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of ControversyLectureUniversity of CT Grand Rounds2012UCHC
Quality Improvement Project to Increase the Rate of Screening Colonoscopy At Internal Medicine Resident Clinics: Results From Two Sites PosterDigestive Disease Week2011Chicago, IL
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Controversy: Review of Ambulatory Screening TestsTalkGrand Rounds, St. Francis Hospital2011Hartford, CT
The Polite Package for Nephrology Referral PosterSociety for General Internal Medicine2011Boston, MA
A Novel Curriculum for Chronic Disease Management in an Internal Medicine Residency Teaching Clinic PosterAPDIM (Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine)2011Anaheim, CA
Current Standards in Heart Failure Management TalkCHC2011
Pericardial effusion in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney DiseasePosterAmerican College of Physicians Chapter Meeting2011Southington, CT
How to Get the Most Out of Your VisitTalkKnow Better Health, University of Connecticut Health Center2010Farmington, CT
The Doctor Is InPosterKnow Better Health, University of Connecticut Health Center2010Farmington, CT
Just Move- Motivational Speaker PosterKnow Better Health/University of Connecticut2010University of Connecticut
The Total WomanPanel DiscussionKnow Better Health, University of Connecticut Health Center2010Farmington, CT
What Your Professor Never Taught You About Insulin: Insulin Initiation and Management in a Primary Care Setting TalkGrand Rounds: CHC Inc.2009Middletown, CT
Chronic Pain Management: primary care use of medications, electrical stimulation, and holistic therapiesLectureUniversity of Connecticut- General Medicine2009Farmington, CT
Pulmonary Function Tests: Interpretation for the Primary Care PhysicianTalkCHC Inc2009Middletown, CT
Diabetes: Diagnosis and Treatment for the APRNTalkCHC Inc.2009Middletown, CT
Heart Failure Management in the CommunityTalkCHC Inc.2009Middletown, CT
Heart Failure: Diagnosis and Treatment for the APRNTalkCHC Inc.2008Middletown, CT
A Complicated Pregnancy: Peripartum CardiomyopathyTalkGrand Rounds: University of Connecticut Health Center2006Farmington, CT
Validation of a Novel Echocardiographic Method to Assess Dyssynchrony (Prospective Analysis)TalkConnecticut Chapter of the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting2005Southington, CT
A Novel Echocardiographic Method to Assess Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony in Patients with and without a Prolonged QRSPosterHeart Failure Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting2005Boca Raton, FL
Validation of a Novel Echocardiographic Method to Assess Dyssynchrony (Prospective Analysis) TalkAmerican College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Meeting2005Orlando, FL
Clotting Catastrophe During DKAPosterConnecticut Chapter of the American College of Physicians2004Southington, CT
Tuberculosis, the Great Masquerader (case report)PosterConnecticut Chapter of the American College of Physicians2004Southington, CT
Pregnancy, Hypoxia, and Too Much ProteinTalkSociety of General Internal Medicine Annual Regional Meeting2003Storrs, CT
Community Based Medical Training in Rural AreasTalkNew England Rural Health Roundtable 1999Ogunquit, ME
Program Development Made Easy: Using Volunteer Physicians for Outreach Talk12th Annual East Coast Migrant Farm Worker Stream Forum1999Miami, FL