Medical Education in General Internal Medicine

The focus of medical education in Hopkins GIM is to develop and evaluate curricula for medical students, residents, and fellows. Members of our group work to design, implement, evaluate, and continually improve learners' experiences at all levels of graduate and post-graduate training.

Within these curricula, we strive to integrate such principles as evidence-based medicine, clinical epidemiology, cost effectiveness, and clinical decision making. These learning experiences exist in both traditional formats of small- and large-group teaching settings, as well as innovations in medical education including the Johns Hopkins Medicine Internet Learning Center, now in use at one out of every three internal medicine residency training programs nation-wide. We have also developed an emphasis on quality clinical training in the ambulatory setting for medical students and physicians in residency training designed to meet society’s needs. Finally, Johns Hopkins is home of the Osler Center for Clinical Excellence which has supported many of these efforts within our Division.

Medical Education Faculty

Name Research and Medical Education Interests
Bimal H. Ashar, MD, MBA, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, GIM Division
Director, Executive and Preventive Health Program
Director, Advanced Medicine Clerkship
Complementary and alternative medicine; primary care practice management; preventive medicine
Gail Berkenblit, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Ambulatory Education, Osler Medicine Training Program
Improving resident training in HIV outpatient care, design and evaluation of an internet-based curriculum
Zackary Berger, MD, PhD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Core Faculty, Berman Institute of Bioethics
Associate Faculty, Brancati Center for the Advancement of Community Care
Staff Physician, Esperanza Center Health Clinic
Shared decision making, clinical bioethics, healthcare of immigrants and other vulnerable populations; health justice
Youngjee Choi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Program Director, Primary Care for Cancer Survivors Program
Cancer survivorship, ambulatory care, high value care, medical education, curriculum development
Sarah L. Clever, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Associate Director, Clinical Skills Course
Patient-physician communication, medical education
Joseph Cofrancesco Jr, MD, MPH, FACP
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Institute for Excellence in Education Professor of Medicine
Director, Institute for Excellence in Education
Director, GIM Clinician-Educator Mentoring and Scholarship Program
GIM: National/international surveys of clinician educators, faculty development, improving teaching, international medical education collaboration, gender issues in medical education, assisting faculty with educational research and innovation, promotion of clinician educators HIV: HIV treatment, metabolic and body shape complications, HIV infection, and HIV treatment.
Helene F. Hedian, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Improving provider attitudes, knowledge, and clinical expertise for the care of LGBTQ patients; Gender-affirming care of transgender patients; LGBTQ health
Mark T. Hughes, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Informed consent; ethics in patient care
Amit Pahwa, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Internal Medicine Sub-internship, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Medical education, quality improvement, assessing the effect of curriculum in various aspects of medical school
Heather F. Sateia, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Osler Medicine Training Program
Core Faculty, Colleges Advisory Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Resident education, Physician Wellbeing, Evaluation and Feedback
Stephen Sisson, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Philip A. Tumulty Professor of Medicine
Vice President, Clinical Operations, Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians
Director, Physician Education and Assessment Center (PEAC)
Computer-assisted instruction; curricular development
Rosalyn Stewart, MD, MS, MBA, FAAP, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Care Coordination and Resource Management, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Director, Johns Hopkins After Care Clinic
Director, Primary Care Consortium
Access to Care for vulnerable populations including sickle cell disease, Team-based care and care coordination, Avoidable health care utilization reduction
Christiana Zhang, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Curriculum development and revision, women’s health, medical education, medical humanities