Medical Education Day at Yale - Tuesday June 3, 2014
Keynote Address: Clinical Teaching: Challenges and Solutions
Kelley M. Skeff, MD, PhD
Vice Chair of Education
George DeForest Barnett Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Date: Tuesday June 3, 2014
Dr. Skeff is the Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Internal Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Co-Principal Investigator of the Stanford Faculty Development Center (SFDC). He earned his MD at University of Colorado School of Medicine, and completed his residency in medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Skeff earned his PhD from Stanford University School of Education.
Dr. Skeff’s research has focused on the process of clinical teaching including the development of methods to assist clinical and basic science faculty in improving their teaching performance. His faculty development program, SFDC, is considered so distinctive that it is known nationally simply by his name “Have you been to Skeff?” or “We’re using the Kelley Skeff approach.” He has educated faculty from numerous medical schools around the world and many schools have sent faculty members interested in becoming more effective teachers to his program. In 2001 Dr. Skeff received the prestigious Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education, from the AAMC. He received the 2009 Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine’s Distinguished Medical Educator Award, recognizing his profound influence on the field of medical education in the United States and internationally. There is no doubt that his teaching and research have positively affected literally thousands of physicians-in-training and teaching physicians. Dr. Skeff’s work has been described as “dynamic, evidence-based, and wise, helping to shape the entire educational process, from education in the basic sciences all the way to post-residency training.”
Dr. Skeff has won numerous awards for teaching, has lectured extensively nationally, has served on editorial boards and published articles for journals such as Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of Teaching and Learning in Medicine, Academic Medicine and many others. He is a Master in the American College of Physicians and an ACP Regent.
Spring 2014 Yale Medicine , Vol 48, No2
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