PhD Kelley M. Skeff MD

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Ambulatory care faculty are taking on a role of unprecedented importance. Development of methods to assist them in this important role is essential. I have not attempted to include all possible approaches to improve faculty effectiveness and enthusiasm in this paper. Nevertheless, I hope that the framework used in this article will provide a basis for(More)
The history of present illness provides the initial data to generate the differential diagnoses, guide medical decisionmaking, investigate the patient’s problem, and ultimately analyze the patient’s illness. Yet, physician-teachers often hear or read a patient’s history that is not clear. Why are histories difficult to obtain, present, and analyze?(More)
OBJECTIVE: To study how clinical preceptors select patients for medical student teaching in ambulatory care and to explore key factors they consider in the selection process. DESIGN: Qualitative analysis of transcribed interviews. SETTING: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. PARTICIPANTS: Nineteen physicians (14 general internists and 5 general(More)
In this issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine , Clark et al. present valuable data on the spread of faculty development (FD) programs in U.S. teaching hospitals. 1 Their findings indicate moderate diffusion, with 39% of hospitals having “ongoing” programs. The results also show significant institutional barriers to FD. Current FD efforts can be(More)
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