Medical education leader to present at Grand Rounds

Jeffrey G. Wiese, MD

Emory’s Academy of Medical Educators invites you to join us at Medicine Grand Rounds on Tuesday, January 10 at noon in the Emory University Hospital Auditorium (2E) for “It’s Not What You Think,” presented by renowned medical educator Jeffrey G. Wiese, MD (Tulane).

In addition, you are invited to join Dr. Wiese for an informal discussion on key topics in education (e.g., effective bedside teaching, teaching difficult learners) on Tuesday from 3-4:30 p.m. in EUH, Suite H-153. On Wednesday, January 11, he will serve as the keynote speaker and lead several workshops at the Department of Medicine’s “Learning to Be Better Teachers” seminar.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify strategies to change the educational culture by optimizing shared roles, goals, expectations and beliefs.
  2. Recognize the role the adaptive unconscious plays in physician performance, and identify strategies to optimize learner performance through directed reflection.
  3. Recognize how “finite” thinking leads to work-arounds and demotivates learners from engaging in team-based care.
  4. Identify strategies to improve the effectiveness of feedback in augmenting learner performance.

More about Dr. Wiese

Jeffrey G. Wiese, MD is a professor of medicine and the senior associate dean for graduate medical education at the Tulane University Health Sciences Center. He is also associate-chairman of medicine, the chief of the Charity Medical Service and the director of the Tulane Internal Medicine Residency Program. He has also served as the course director for Tulane’s Clinical Diagnosis, Biostatistics, Advanced Internal Medicine, and Medical Education courses.

Dr. Wiese attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he received his medical degree in 1995. He completed his residency in internal medicine, chief residency and a medical education fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco. He has been on faculty at Tulane since 2000.

Dr. Wiese has devoted much of his career to teaching and educational research, logging over 23,000 hours of teaching time, and winning more than 50 teaching awards. Although he stopped accepting teaching awards in 2008, his, most notable awards include: a six-time winner of Tulane’s Attending of the Year Award, Society of Hospital Medicine’ Education Award, ACGME’s Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award, the AAMC’s Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award, the ACP’s Walter J. McDonald Award, and the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Mid-Career Mentorship Award.

Dr. Wiese has written more than 100 articles, books, or book chapters and has made more than 300 presentations to national and international audiences. He has mentored over 200 student and resident presentations at national meetings. He serves on the ABIM Council, and he is the Chair of the ABIM Internal Medicine Board. He has been a board member for the Society of Hospital Medicine, The ACP Board of Regents, The Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, and The Association of Subspecialty Professors. During his tenure as president of the Society of Hospital Medicine, he was instrumental in enacting the Academic Hospitalist Academy and the Quality and Safety Educators Academy. As the chair of the ABIM hospital medicine committee, he has been instrumental in developing the Focused-Practice Hospital Medicine Maintenance of Certification pathway.

Dr. Wiese was the pioneer in introducing hospital medicine to Charity Hospital in 2000, writing the multi-million dollar grant that continues to support hospitalists at Charity today. He has been actively involved in redesigning graduate medical education; his innovations such as the “academic half day curriculum” and the “4+1 residency model of training” have become widely adopted by residency programs across the US. He is the primary investigator for two HRSA grants, providing over three million dollars in support for improving transitions-of-care for vulnerable patient populations. Over the next ten years, Dr. Wiese will bring in over thirty-seven million dollars of additional support for Tulane’s GME infrastructure.

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