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Medical Education Research

Medical education research may include evaluation of the transfer or acquisition of knowledge, attitudes or skills in any topic relevant to human health among any type of learner, including health professionals, students in the health professions, and patients. Topics often fall into one of the six professional core competencies (i.e., patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, systems-based practice, and professionalism) defined by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. Legitimate outcome measures include changes in knowledge, attitudes, skills, behaviors, and even patient outcomes. 

The Division of General Internal Medicine has faculty actively pursuing medical education research throughout all of medical training (i.e. medical school, residency training, and continuing medical education) as well as patient education. Areas of study have included patient care, medical knowledge, clinical skills, communication skills, ethics, and professionalism. Funding has come not only from NIH grants but from an internal, philanthropic-based scholarship fund, The Osler Fund for Clinical Scholars. The Johns Hopkins Internet Learning Center was also developed by members of the Division as a teaching and evaluation tool for medical residents that has launched several medical education studies.

Information about faculty working in medical education research is provided below.

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Photo of Dr. Bimal H Ashar, M.D.

Ashar, Bimal H, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of General Internal Medicine
Director, Johns Hopkins Executive and Preventive Health Program
Co-Director, Advanced Medicine Clerkship
Research Interests: Preventive medicine, Complementary and alternative medicine, Medical education
Photo of Dr. Sarah Lou Clever, M.D.

Clever, Sarah Lou, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Clinical Skills Course
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Research Interests: Medical Education, Patient-Physician Communication
Photo of Dr. Joseph Cofrancesco, Jr, M.D., M.P.H.

Cofrancesco, Joseph, M.D., M.P.H. Jr

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education
Director, GIM Clinician-Educator Mentoring and Scholarship Program
Research Interests: Medical Education, HIV care, Complications of HIV treatment
Photo of Dr. Lisa Angeline Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.

Cooper, Lisa Angeline, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Health and Healthcare Equity
James F. Fries Professor of Medicine
Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Research Interests: Race/ethnic health disparities, Patient-centered care, Patient-Physician relationships and communication
Photo of Dr. John Andrew Flynn, M.D., M.B.A., M.Ed.

Flynn, John Andrew, M.D., M.B.A., M.Ed.

Professor of Medicine
Joint Appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Vice President, Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians
Associate Dean and Executive Director, Clinical Practice Association
Co-Director, The Johns Hopkins Primary Care Consortium
Medical Director, Spondyloarthritis Program
Chief Medical Officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine Alliance for Patients (JMAP), Accountable Care Organization
Medical Director, Epic Implementation at Johns Hopkins
Co-Founder & Co-Director of the Primary Care Consortium (PCC) for the Advancement of Primary Care
Founder, Ambulatory Management Program
Director of Clinical Practice Improvement, Clinical Practice Association, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Co-Director, Clinical Systems Advisory Committee
Research Interests: Care of patients with spondyloarthritis, ambulatory education, delivery of primary care in an academic setting, Arthritis
Photo of Dr. Redonda Gail Miller, M.B.A., M.D.

Miller, Redonda Gail, M.B.A., M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
President, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Research Interests: Medical education, Physician practice issues, Women's health
Photo of Dr. Amit Kumar Pahwa, M.D.

Pahwa, Amit Kumar, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Internal Medicine Sub-internship, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Director Topics in Interdisciplinary Medicine High Value Healthcare
Associate Director, Pediatric Core Clerkship
Photo of Dr. Stephen Sisson, M.D.

Sisson, Stephen, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Executive Director, Ambulatory Services, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Director, Physician Education and Assessment Center (PEAC)
Philip A. Tumulty Chair of Medicine
Research Interests: Community outreach, Medical education, Ambulatory care

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