Years active at Yale: 1975-present
Dr. Fisher is being recognized for her many leadership roles, mostly centered around her expertise in graduate medical education. In 1987, Dr. Fisher, a professor of medicine (digestive diseases) and pediatrics, became the medical school’s first program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. In 1998, she became the director of graduate medical education at YSM and Yale New Haven Hospital, overseeing 100 training programs covering 1,100 trainees.
She was elected to the Council of the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine and has served as chair of the Group on Resident Affairs of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In 2006, the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education gave her the Courage to Lead award to mark her institutional leadership. In 2017, the AAMC presented Dr. Fisher with the Distinguished Service Award. Also in 2017, the YSM honored her by establishing the Rosemarie L. Fisher, M.D. Leadership Award in Graduate Medical Education. She was a trustee of the American College of Gastroenterology, and she chaired the Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She has published more than 100 articles and has been a visiting professor at more than 20 universities.
Dr. Fisher has been recognized both locally and nationally for her excellence in leadership in graduate medical education. In 2006, she was honored by the ACGME as one of the first two recipients of the “Courage to Lead” Award for Institutional leadership.