Rebecca Andrews, M.D.

General Medicine Clinic Director
Associate Program Director Categorical Internal Medicine
Academic Office Location:
Medicine
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-679-8477
860-679-7692
Fax: 860-679-1025
Email: reandrews@uchc.edu

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.

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

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineInternal Medicine
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineInternal Medicine Residency; Chief Medical Resident
Professional TrainingUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstTeachers of Tomorrow – GME Teaching Course and Certificate
Professional TrainingAmerican College of Physicians (ACP)Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) Program Certificate

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Doctor of ExcellenceLeaders in Healthcare
Connecticut's 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 AwardAmerican 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 Council for Early Career PhysiciansProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChair-Elect and ChairNational20142016
AAMC Council for Faculty and SocietiesProfessional/Scientific OrganizationElected RepresentativeExternalNational20132016
American College of Physicians Annual Meeting Advisory CommitteeAbstract ReviewerExternalNational20132013
Connecticut Institute of Primary Care and InnovationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationEducation Section LeaderExternalState2012
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and UnderservedProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational20122012
ACP National Early Career Physicians CouncilProfessional/Scientific OrganizationCouncil MemberExternalNational20112016
American College of Phycians Education and Publication CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeMemberNational20112014
Public Issues CouncilAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn Health CenterUniversity2011
American College of PhysiciansProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalNational2010
Primary Care Residency Expansion GrantEducation CommitteeCo-DirectorUConn Health CenterUniversity20102016
ACP Governor’s Council CT ChapterProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState2007
Connecticut ACP Chapter- Council for Early Career Physicians Professional/Scientific OrganizationCo-ChairExternalState20072013
Heart Failure Society of AmericaProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20052012
American College of PhysiciansProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2003
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

Abstracts

  • 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
  • Validation of a Novel Echocardiographic Method to Assess Dyssynchrony
    Andrews R, Polosajian L, Soucier R Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2005 Jan;45(3):288A-289A
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Technology Update: Maximizing Smartphone Technology in PracticePanel DiscussionACP Annual Scientific Meeting2014Orlando, FL
ColonoscopyPoster2014Chicago, IL
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