Eric Stephen Holmboe MD
Professor (Adjunct) of Medicine (General Medicine)
medical education; clinical competence; quality improvement
* Medical Education. I am particularly interested in the tools used in the evaluation of clinical competence and in improving the direct observation skills of faculty. Little research has been done to improve the direct observation of basic clinical skills despite research repeatedly highlighting the importance of such skills in the care of patients.
* Quality of care. My research here focuses on specific interventions and physician leadership in improving the quality of care. I am also working on a statewide diabetes project for Medicare patients and a diabetes quality of care curriculum and experience for residents.
* Patient–Physician Communication. My main interest here is the delivery of risk and benefit information by physicians to patients. We are currently exploring new methods of risk and benefit education with patients.