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Joseph J. Rencic, MD
Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency Program; Primary Care Physician; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department + Services
Medicine, Internal Medicine and Adult Primary Care
Internal medicine, adult primary care, medical education, clinical decision making
Seeing Patients In
Tufts Medical Center Primary Care — Boston
Biewend Building, 5th Floor
800 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-5400
Fax #: 617-636-6403
Dr. Joseph Rencic is an associate professor of medicine and an associate program director. In 2004, he started his career at Tufts Medical Center as a primary care practice in the division of general internal medicine. During his tenure at Tufts, he has served as the internal medicine clerkship director until last year and co-course director of a second year medical school course on clinical reasoning. He has been recognized regionally and locally for his teaching winning the 2010 New England Medical Educator Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine and multiple awards from the medical students, including the special faculty recognition award from the senior medical school class of 2013. He has been actively involved Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine, and currently serves on its council.
His research interests are in teaching resident to teach and clinical reasoning. He and his collaborators have recently published articles regarding their innovative “residents as teachers” program for Tufts medical residents. He is co-editor for a new book on teaching clinical reasoning in the American College of Physicians teaching series called "Teaching Clinical Reasoning."
Dr. Rencic received his undergraduate degree in biology from Georgetown University and his medical school degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He did his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and stayed on as chief resident for the year following his residency.
At home, Joe has lots of fun with his two young daughters. In his spare time he is an avid ultimate frisbee player. He loves all types of music but mostly listens to classical and jazz.