Dr. Fessler’s interests are focused largely on medical education, from medical school to continuing medical education. He directs the Genes-to-Society course, the largest course in the School of Medicine with over 350 faculty and 1000 classroom hours. He developed and led the required, 4th year Advanced Clerkship in Critical Care and was the Assistant Dean for Curriculum from 2014-18. He teaches residents, students and fellows in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. and served on the Intern Selection Committee for the Osler Medical Residency. He was the director of the fellowship program in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, one of the largest in the country, whose graduates now serve as clinicians, researchers, and educators at schools of Medicine throughout the country. Dr. Fessler has published over 100 research papers, reviews, editorials and book chapters. He chaired the American Thoracic Society Section on Medical Education and is past-president of the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors.
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Fessler HE, Addrizzo-Harris D, Beck JM, Buckley JD, Pastores SM, Piquette CA, Rowley JA, Spevetz A. “Entrustable professional activities and curricular milestones for fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine: report of a multisociety working group.” Chest. 2014 Sep;146(3):813-34. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-0710.
Simkin DJ, Greene JA, Jung J, Sacks BC, Fessler HE. The Death of Animals in Medical School. N Engl J Med. 2017 Feb 23;376(8):713-715. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1612992. PMID: 28225675
Fessler HE. Three Years of Medical Education at the American Thoracic Society. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Apr;14(4):485-486. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201701-017ED. PMID: 28362527
Heath JK, Dempsey TM, Santhosh L, Edgar L, Fessler HE. Miles to Go Before We Sleep: Reforming the pulmonary and critical care milestones to improve trainee assessment. ATS Scholar 1(1): 33-43. 2020
Hayes MM, Fessler HE. How We Review a Medical Education Research Paper. ATS Scholar; https://doi.org/10.34197/ats-scholar.2021-0105PS, 2021