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Margaret Smith Chisolm, M.D.

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  • Vice Chair for Education, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Female

Expertise

Adult Psychiatry, Medical Education and Program Administration, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences ...read more

Research Interests

Arts and Humanities in Medical Education; Social Media in Medicine; Humanism/Professionalism in Medical Education; Psychiatric Education Towards Care of Whole Person ...read more

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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Background

Dr. Margaret Smith Chisolm is Professor, Vice Chair for Education, and Director of the Paul McHugh Program for Human Flourishing, all within the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has a secondary appointment in the department of Medicine. Board-certified in general psychiatry and addiction medicine, she has over three decades of clinical experience in both general and specialized psychiatric outpatient and inpatient settings and has served as PI or co-investigator on multiple NIDA- and Foundation-funded research projects. She has published over 100 scientific, clinical, and medical education articles and book chapters on substance use in pregnancy and other psychiatric disorders, as well as the use of social media and the arts/humanities in medicine. She is an author of a psychiatric textbook and a book on psychiatric illness for patients and families ("From Survive to Thrive: Living Your Best Life with Mental Illness"). Dr. Chisolm is a member of the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, has been twice recognized as an Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Scholar, and is the recipient of the 2014 Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award. She is a Fellow in the Association of European Medical Education, the Association for Academic Psychiatry, and the American College of Psychiatrists. She was selected to participate as a Design-Partner in the Art Museum-based Health Professions Education fellowship sponsored by the Cambridge Health Alliance and the Harvard Macy Institute, to which she has returned as associate faculty. Dr. Chisolm's current focus of education research is on the integration of the arts and humanities in health professions education across the learning continuum, and she is certified as a facilitator of Visual Thinking Strategies, an evidence-based visual arts-based teaching method.

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Titles

  • Vice Chair for Education, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Director of the Paul McHugh Program for Human Flourishing, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD; University of Maryland School of Medicine (1988)

Residencies

  • Psychiatry; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1992)

Fellowships

  • Forensic Psychiatry; University of Maryland School of Medicine (1993)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Addiction Medicine (Addiction Medicine) (2014)
  • American Board of Psychiatry And Neurology (Psychiatry) (1994)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Cheston C, *Flickinger T, Chisolm M. Social media in medical education: A systematic review. Academic Medicine. 2013;88(6):893-901. PMID:23619071

Batt-Rawden S, *Chisolm M, Anton B, Flickinger T. Teaching empathy to medical students: An updated and systematic review. Academic Medicine. 2013;88(8)1171-77. PMID: 23807099

*Chisolm M & Lyketsos C. Systematic Psychiatric Evaluation:  A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying The Perspectives of Psychiatry. Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore. 2012.ISBN-13: 978-142140702

Chisolm, Margaret S. MD; Kelly-Hedrick, Margot MBE; Wright, Scott M. MD How Visual Arts-Based Education Can Promote Clinical Excellence, Academic Medicine: December 1, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003862

Chisolm MS, Kelly-Hedrick M, Stephens MB, Zahra FS. Transformative Learning in the Art Museum: A Methods Review. Fam Med. 2020;52(10):736-740. https://doi.org/10.22454/FamMed.2020.622085

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Excellence in Teaching Award for the School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association, 2014
  • Chester W. Schmidt, Jr. Teaching Excellence Award, for the Bayview Department of Psychiatry, 2014
  • Chester W. Schmidt, Jr. Teaching Excellence Award, for the Bayview Department of Psychiatry, 2013
  • Gold Humanism Scholar at the Harvard Macy Institute 2014 Program for Educators, Harvard University, 2014
  • Member of the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence, Johns Hopkins University
  • Returning Gold Humanism Scholar at the Harvard Macy Institute 2017 Program for Educators

Memberships

  • Association of European Medical Education
  • Association for Academic Psychiatry
  • American College of Psychiatrists

Professional Activities

  • Author, Systematic Psychiatric Evaluation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Applying The Perspectives of Psychiatry

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Bedside Education in the Art of Medicine: Paintings as a Gateway to Reflection
    talk, medical education, 'The Doctor as a Humanist’ International Symposium, Mallorca, Spain (10/13/2017)
    'The Doctor as a Humanist’ International Medical Humanities Project
  • The Art of Looking
    workshop, medical education, The Institute for Excellence in Education Teaching Camp, Baltimore, MD (07/10/2020)
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Art in Medicine: Visual Thinking Strategies
    talk, The Academy at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD (06/11/2020)
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Visual Thinking Strategies: Permission to Wonder
    workshop, conference, Health Humanities as A Teaching and Learning Strategy, Burlington, VT (virtual) (05/19/2020)
    Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA)
  • The Role of the Arts and Humanities in Medical Education
    Grand Rounds, virtual (03/22/2021)
    Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychiatry
  • The Role of the Arts and Humanities in Health Professions Education
    Grand Rounds, virtual (04/14/2021)
    University of Michigan School of Medicine

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