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. He teaches residents, students and fellows in the Medical Intensive Care Unit and serves on the Intern Selection Committee for the Osler Medical Residency. He is 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 chairs 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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Lenz PH, McCallister JW, Luks AM, Le TT, Fessler HE. "Practical strategies for effective lectures." Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Apr;12(4):561-6. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201501-024AR.
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.
Fessler HE. Undergraduate medical education in critical care. Crit Care Med. 2012 Nov; 40(11):3065-9. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31826ab360. Review. PMID: 22975892
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