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Medicine Grand Rounds- Dr. Furman McDonald presents: “Evidence Based Education: Medical Knowledge, Acquisition and Associations with Patient Relevant Outcomes”
November 9, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. McDonald, a board-certified internist and Senior Vice President for Academic and Medical Affairs at the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) provides physician leadership for the effective functioning of the ABIM Council and Specialty Boards, graduate medical education (GME)–related leadership, and oversight for the consistent quality/integrity of ABIM’s certification programs. In these roles, he supports the development and implementation of integrated policy and standards for the Certification programs of the specialty and subspecialties of Internal Medicine and discipline-specific aspects of Maintenance of Certification (MOC).
Prior to joining ABIM, Dr. McDonald held numerous GME-related positions. He was program director of one of the largest internal medicine residencies in the nation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where he led the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Educational Innovations Project. Dr. McDonald was also a member of the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine (RRC-IM) during the transition to the Next Accreditation System (NAS) and remains on the RRC-IM ex officio.
Dr. McDonald’s career-long scholarly passion has been to study the links between graduate medical education and patient-relevant outcomes using sound evidence-based methods. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and has won numerous awards for medical education research and teaching, including the 2019 Alliance for Academic Medicine (AAIM) Special Recognition Award “…presented to an individual who has contributed most to helping the Alliance meet its mission which “promotes the advancement and professional development of its members who prepare the next generation of internal medicine physicians and leaders through education, research, engagement, and collaboration.”
He holds the rank of Adjunct Professor of Medicine at both the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, Minn, and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. McDonald remains clinically active as a supervising physician for the resident continuity clinic in the J. Edwin Wood Clinic of the Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia PA.