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    David Irby, PhD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    Address521 Parnassus Ave, Clinic Sci
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-502-1633

       Biography 
       Awards and Honors
      Association of American Medical Colleges2011Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education
      Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden2010Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education
      American Educational Research Association2009Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, for substantial research accomplishments
      Vanderbilt University School of Medicine2007The John E. Chapman Medal Award, for transformative contributions to biomedical education
      Graceland University2006Distinguished Service Award
      University of California, San Francisco2005The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators
      Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center2004Daniel C. Tosteson Award for Leadership in Medical Education
      National Board of Medical Examiners2001John P. Hubbard Award, for distinguished contributions to research on evaluation of medicine
      American Educational Research Association, Division I Professions Education1997Distinguished Scholar Award

       Overview 
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      David M. Irby, PhD is a professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and a research faculty member in the Office of Research and Development in Medical Education at UCSF. From 1997-2011, he served as vice dean for education and director of the Office of Medical Education in the UCSF School of Medicine. In addition, he was a senior scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he co-directed a national study on the professional preparation of physicians that culminated in the 2010 publication: Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency. Prior to joining UCSF in 1997, he was a professor of medical education at the University of Washington.

      Over the past 40 years, his research has focused on clinical teaching (identifying and evaluating the characteristics, knowledge, reasoning, and actions of distinguished clinical teachers in medicine), faculty development, and curriculum change.

      For his research and leadership in academic medicine, he has received awards from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the American Educational Research Association, and the National Board of Medical Examiners among others.

      He earned a doctorate in education from the University of Washington in 1997, a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in 1970, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in academic administration at Harvard Medical School in 1983.


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      1. Hauer KE, Ten Cate O, Boscardin C, Irby DM, Iobst W, O'Sullivan PS. Understanding trust as an essential element of trainee supervision and learning in the workplace. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2013 Jul 27.
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      2. Teherani A, Irby DM, Loeser H. Outcomes of different clerkship models: longitudinal integrated, hybrid, and block. Acad Med. 2013 Jan; 88(1):35-43.
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      3. O'Brien BC, Irby DM. Enacting the carnegie foundation call for reform of medical school and residency. Teach Learn Med. 2013; 25 Suppl 1:S1-8.
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      4. O'Sullivan PS, Irby DM. Reframing research on faculty development. Acad Med. 2011 Apr; 86(4):421-8.
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      5. Hemmer PA, Busing N, Boulet JR, Burdick WP, McKillop J, Irby D, Ann Farmer E, Duvivier R. AMEE 2010 symposium: medical student education in the twenty-first century - a new Flexnerian era? Med Teach. 2011; 33(7):541-6.
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      6. Irby D. Educating physicians for the future: Carnegie's calls for reform. Med Teach. 2011; 33(7):547-50.
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      7. Loeser H, Irby DM. University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Acad Med. 2010 Sep; 85(9 Suppl):S97-9.
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      8. Glick SB, Fernandez L, Irby DM, Harleman E, Fernandez A. Teaching about health care disparities in the clinical setting. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 May; 25 Suppl 2:S95-101.
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      9. Irby DM, Cooke M, O'Brien BC. Calls for reform of medical education by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: 1910 and 2010. Acad Med. 2010 Feb; 85(2):220-7.
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      10. Hauer KE, Ciccone A, Henzel TR, Katsufrakis P, Miller SH, Norcross WA, Papadakis MA, Irby DM. Remediation of the deficiencies of physicians across the continuum from medical school to practice: a thematic review of the literature. Acad Med. 2009 Dec; 84(12):1822-32.
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      11. Saxena V, O'Sullivan PS, Teherani A, Irby DM, Hauer KE. Remediation techniques for student performance problems after a comprehensive clinical skills assessment. Acad Med. 2009 May; 84(5):669-76.
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      12. Hauer KE, Teherani A, Kerr KM, Irby DM, O'Sullivan PS. Consequences within medical schools for students with poor performance on a medical school standardized patient comprehensive assessment. Acad Med. 2009 May; 84(5):663-8.
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      13. O'Sullivan PS, Niehaus B, Lockspeiser TM, Irby DM. Becoming an academic doctor: perceptions of scholarly careers. Med Educ. 2009 Apr; 43(4):335-41.
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      14. Muller JH, Jain S, Loeser H, Irby DM. Lessons learned about integrating a medical school curriculum: perceptions of students, faculty and curriculum leaders. Med Educ. 2008 Aug; 42(8):778-85.
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      15. Irby DM, Wilkerson L. Teaching when time is limited. BMJ. 2008 Feb 16; 336(7640):384-7.
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      16. Hauer KE, Teherani A, Irby DM, Kerr KM, O'Sullivan PS. Approaches to medical student remediation after a comprehensive clinical skills examination. Med Educ. 2008 Jan; 42(1):104-12.
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      17. O'Brien B, Cooke M, Irby DM. Perceptions and attributions of third-year student struggles in clerkships: do students and clerkship directors agree? Acad Med. 2007 Oct; 82(10):970-8.
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      18. Hauer KE, Teherani A, Kerr KM, O'Sullivan PS, Irby DM. Student performance problems in medical school clinical skills assessments. Acad Med. 2007 Oct; 82(10 Suppl):S69-72.
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      19. Simpson D, Fincher RM, Hafler JP, Irby DM, Richards BF, Rosenfeld GC, Viggiano TR. Advancing educators and education by defining the components and evidence associated with educational scholarship. Med Educ. 2007 Oct; 41(10):1002-9.
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      20. Autry A, Irby D, Hodgson C. Faculty attrition in obstetrics and gynecology. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jun; 196(6):603.e1-4; discussion 603.e5.
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      21. Teherani A, O'Sullivan P, Aagaard EM, Morrison EH, Irby DM. Student perceptions of the one minute preceptor and traditional preceptor models. Med Teach. 2007 May; 29(4):323-7.
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      22. Loeser H, O'Sullivan P, Irby DM. Leadership lessons from curricular change at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Acad Med. 2007 Apr; 82(4):324-30.
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      23. Irby DM. Educational continuity in clinical clerkships. N Engl J Med. 2007 Feb 22; 356(8):856-7.
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      24. Gruppen LD, Simpson D, Searle NS, Robins L, Irby DM, Mullan PB. Educational fellowship programs: common themes and overarching issues. Acad Med. 2006 Nov; 81(11):990-4.
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      25. Muller JH, Irby DM. Developing educational leaders: the teaching scholars program at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Acad Med. 2006 Nov; 81(11):959-64.
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      26. Hauer KE, Teherani A, Kerr KM, O'sullivan PS, Irby DM. Impact of the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 2 Clinical Skills exam on medical school clinical skills assessment. Acad Med. 2006 Oct; 81(10 Suppl):S13-6.
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      27. Cooke M, Irby DM, Sullivan W, Ludmerer KM. American medical education 100 years after the Flexner report. N Engl J Med. 2006 Sep 28; 355(13):1339-44.
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      28. Hauer KE, Hodgson CS, Kerr KM, Teherani A, Irby DM. A national study of medical student clinical skills assessment. Acad Med. 2005 Oct; 80(10 Suppl):S25-9.
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      29. Bland CJ, Irby DM. Frank T. Stritter, PH.D. Educationist: teacher, coach and researcher. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2005; 10(2):157-67.
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      30. Irby DM, Hodgson CS, Muller JH. Promoting research in medical education at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Acad Med. 2004 Oct; 79(10):981-4.
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      31. Irby DM, Cooke M, Lowenstein D, Richards B. The academy movement: a structural approach to reinvigorating the educational mission. Acad Med. 2004 Aug; 79(8):729-36.
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      32. Irby DM, Aagaard E, Teherani A. Teaching points identified by preceptors observing one-minute preceptor and traditional preceptor encounters. Acad Med. 2004 Jan; 79(1):50-5.
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      33. Aagaard E, Teherani A, Irby DM. Effectiveness of the one-minute preceptor model for diagnosing the patient and the learner: proof of concept. Acad Med. 2004 Jan; 79(1):42-9.
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      34. Cooke M, Irby DM, Debas HT. The UCSF Academy of Medical Educators. Acad Med. 2003 Jul; 78(7):666-72.
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      35. Irby DM, Wilkerson L. Educational innovations in academic medicine and environmental trends. J Gen Intern Med. 2003 May; 18(5):370-6.
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      36. Irby DM, Wilkerson L. Charles W. Dohner, PhD: an evaluator and mentor in medical education. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2003; 8(1):63-73.
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      37. Hollander H, Loeser H, Irby D. An anticipatory quality improvement process for curricular reform. Acad Med. 2002 Sep; 77(9):930.
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      38. Ogrinc G, Mutha S, Irby DM. Evidence for longitudinal ambulatory care rotations: a review of the literature. Acad Med. 2002 Jul; 77(7):688-93.
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      39. Bowen JL, Irby DM. Assessing quality and costs of education in the ambulatory setting: a review of the literature. Acad Med. 2002 Jul; 77(7):621-80.
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      40. Cooke M, Irby DM. The UCSF Academy of Medical Educators. Acad Med. 2002 May; 77(5):455-6.
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      41. Furney SL, Orsini AN, Orsetti KE, Stern DT, Gruppen LD, Irby DM. Teaching the one-minute preceptor. A randomized controlled trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2001 Sep; 16(9):620-4.
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      42. Irby DM. Where have all the preceptors gone? Erosion of the volunteer clinical faculty. West J Med. 2001 Apr; 174(4):246.
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      43. DeWitt DE, Migeon M, LeBlond R, Carline JD, Francis L, Irby DM. Insights from outstanding rural internal medicine residency rotations at the University of Washington. Acad Med. 2001 Mar; 76(3):273-81.
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      44. Irby DM, Papadakis M. Does good clinical teaching really make a difference? Am J Med. 2001 Feb 15; 110(3):231-2.
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      45. Loeser H, Irby DM. University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. Acad Med. 2000 Sep; 75(9 Suppl):S27-9.
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      46. Usatine RP, Tremoulet PT, Irby D. Time-efficient preceptors in ambulatory care settings. Acad Med. 2000 Jun; 75(6):639-42.
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      47. Boex JR, Boll AA, Franzini L, Hogan AJ, Irby D, Meservey PM, Rubin RM, Seifer SD, Veloski JJ. Measuring the costs of primary care education in the ambulatory setting. Acad Med. 2000 May; 75(5):419-25.
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      48. Irby DM. Primary care: beyond disciplines. Am J Med. 1999 May; 106(5):596-7.
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      49. Burack JH, Irby DM, Carline JD, Root RK, Larson EB. Teaching compassion and respect. Attending physicians' responses to problematic behaviors. J Gen Intern Med. 1999 Jan; 14(1):49-55.
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      50. Brock DM, Schaad DC, Guo J, Hunt DD, Samson W, Irby DM. Development and psychometric properties of the Washington Primary Care Interest Inventory. Acad Med. 1998 Dec; 73(12):1299-304.
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      51. Bordage G, Burack JH, Irby DM, Stritter FT. Education in ambulatory settings: developing valid measures of educational outcomes, and other research priorities. Acad Med. 1998 Jul; 73(7):743-50.
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      52. Wilkerson L, Irby DM. Strategies for improving teaching practices: a comprehensive approach to faculty development. Acad Med. 1998 Apr; 73(4):387-96.
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      53. Carline JD, Patterson DG, Davis LA, Irby DM, Oakes-Borremo P. Precollege enrichment programs intended to increase the representation of minorities in medicine. Acad Med. 1998 Mar; 73(3):288-98.
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      54. Ambrozy DM, Irby DM, Bowen JL, Burack JH, Carline JD, Stritter FT. Role models' perceptions of themselves and their influence on students' specialty choices. Acad Med. 1997 Dec; 72(12):1119-21.
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      55. Anderson WA, Carline JD, Ambrozy DM, Irby DM. Faculty development for ambulatory care education. Acad Med. 1997 Dec; 72(12):1072-5.
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      56. Pinsky LE, Irby DM. "If at first you don't succeed": using failure to improve teaching. Acad Med. 1997 Nov; 72(11):973-6; discussion 972.
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      57. Irby DM. Ideas for medical education. Acad Med. 1997 Oct; 72(10):875.
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      58. Usatine RP, Nguyen K, Randall J, Irby DM. Four exemplary preceptors' strategies for efficient teaching in managed care settings. Acad Med. 1997 Sep; 72(9):766-9.
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      59. Skeff KM, Bowen JL, Irby DM. Protecting time for teaching in the ambulatory care setting. Acad Med. 1997 Aug; 72(8):694-7; discussion 693.
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      60. Burack JH, Irby DM, Carline JD, Ambrozy DM, Ellsbury KE, Stritter FT. A study of medical students' specialty-choice pathways: trying on possible selves. Acad Med. 1997 Jun; 72(6):534-41.
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      61. Simpson D, Irby DM. Ideas for medical education. Introduction. Acad Med. 1997 Jun; 72(6):505.
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      62. Irby DM, Simpson D. Ideas for medical education. Acad Med. 1997 May; 72(5):357.
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      63. McGee SR, Irby DM. Teaching in the outpatient clinic. Practical tips. J Gen Intern Med. 1997 Apr; 12 Suppl 2:S34-40.
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      64. Irby DM, Hekelman FP. Future directions for research on faculty development. Fam Med. 1997 Apr; 29(4):287-9.
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      65. Irby DM. Ideas for medical education. Acad Med. 1997 Mar; 72(3):186.
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      66. Smith CS, Irby DM. The roles of experience and reflection in ambulatory care education. Acad Med. 1997 Jan; 72(1):32-5.
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      67. Ellsbury KE, Burack JH, Irby DM, Stritter FT, Ambrozy D, Carline JD, Guo J, Schaad DC. The shift to primary care: emerging influences on specialty choice. Acad Med. 1996 Oct; 71(10 Suppl):S16-8.
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      68. Irby DM. Center for Medical Education Research. Acad Med. 1996 May; 71(5):519-20.
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      69. Irby DM. Models of faculty development for problem-based learning. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 1996 Jan; 1(1):69-81.
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      70. Hekelman FP, Harris DL, Irby DM. Rethinking faculty development. Acad Med. 1995 Nov; 70(11):946-7; author reply 947-9.
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      71. Irby DM. Teaching and learning in ambulatory care settings: a thematic review of the literature. Acad Med. 1995 Oct; 70(10):898-931.
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      72. Irby DM. Three exemplary models of case-based teaching. Acad Med. 1994 Dec; 69(12):947-53.
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      73. Irby DM. What clinical teachers in medicine need to know. Acad Med. 1994 May; 69(5):333-42.
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      74. Ramsbottom-Lucier MT, Gillmore GM, Irby DM, Ramsey PG. Evaluation of clinical teaching by general internal medicine faculty in outpatient and inpatient settings. Acad Med. 1994 Feb; 69(2):152-4.
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      75. Irby DM. Faculty development and academic vitality. Acad Med. 1993 Oct; 68(10):760-3.
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      76. Irby DM. Evaluating instructional scholarship in medicine. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 1993 Jun; 83(6):332-7.
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      77. Irby DM. How attending physicians make instructional decisions when conducting teaching rounds. Acad Med. 1992 Oct; 67(10):630-8.
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      78. Irby DM, Ramsey PG, Gillmore GM, Schaad D. Characteristics of effective clinical teachers of ambulatory care medicine. Acad Med. 1991 Jan; 66(1):54-5.
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      79. Irby DM. Shifting paradigms of research in medical education. Acad Med. 1990 Oct; 65(10):622-3.
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      80. Irby DM, Milam S. The legal context for evaluating and dismissing medical students and residents. Acad Med. 1989 Nov; 64(11):639-43.
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      81. Ramsey PG, Gillmore GM, Irby DM. Evaluating clinical teaching in the medicine clerkship: relationship of instructor experience and training setting to ratings of teaching effectiveness. J Gen Intern Med. 1988 Jul-Aug; 3(4):351-5.
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      82. Irby DM, Gillmore GM, Ramsey PG. Factors affecting ratings of clinical teachers by medical students and residents. J Med Educ. 1987 Jan; 62(1):1-7.
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      83. Irby DM. Clinical teaching and the clinical teacher. J Med Educ. 1986 Sep; 61(9 Pt 2):35-45.
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      84. Irby DM. Evaluating teaching skills. Diabetes Educ. 1985 Dec; 11 Suppl:37-46.
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      85. Strand DA, Vontver LA, Stenchever MA, Hadac RR, Irby DM. Longitudinal analysis of a multisite clerkship. Obstet Gynecol. 1985 Nov; 66(5):723-6.
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      86. Rakestraw PG, Vontver LA, Irby DM. Utilization of an anthropomorphic model in pelvic examination instruction. J Med Educ. 1985 Apr; 60(4):343-5.
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      87. Irby DM, Stenchever MA, Vontver LA. Using personality style preferences to enhance teaching in obstetrics and gynecology. Obstet Gynecol. 1984 Sep; 64(3):436-9.
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      88. Featherstone HJ, Beitman BD, Irby DM. Distorted learning from unusual medical anecdotes. Med Educ. 1984 May; 18(3):155-8.
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      89. Irby DM. Evaluating instruction in medical education. J Med Educ. 1983 Nov; 58(11):844-9.
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      90. Irby DM. Peer review of teaching in medicine. J Med Educ. 1983 Jun; 58(6):457-61.
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      91. Rakestraw PG, Irby DM, Vontver LA. The use of mental practice in pelvic examination instruction. J Med Educ. 1983 Apr; 58(4):335-40.
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      92. Stritter FT, Kappelman MM, Irby DM, Skeff KM. Symposium: The study and improvement of clinical instruction. Proc Annu Conf Res Med Educ. 1983; 22:262-9.
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      93. Irby DM, Vontver LA, Stenchever MA. Improving teaching in a multisite clerkship. Faculty-development workshops. J Reprod Med. 1982 Jun; 27(6):307-10.
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      94. Hunt DD, Irby D, Bauer R, Loebel JP. An appraisal of methods of evaluating training in psychiatry. Med Educ. 1981 Sep; 15(5):332-4.
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      95. Irby D, Rakestraw P. Evaluating clinical teaching in medicine. J Med Educ. 1981 Mar; 56(3):181-6.
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      96. Irby DM, Fantel JI, Milam SD, Schwarz MR. Legal guidelines for evaluating and dismissing medical students. N Engl J Med. 1981 Jan 15; 304(3):180-4.
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      97. Vontver LA, Irby DM, Stenchever MA. Impact of family practice residents on obstetrics and gynecology basic clerkship: medical students' perceptions. J Fam Pract. 1980 Dec; 11(7):1071-5.
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      98. Vontver L, Irby D, Rakestraw P, Haddock M, Prince E, Stenchever M. The effects of two methods of pelvic examination instruction on student performance and anxiety. J Med Educ. 1980 Sep; 55(9):778-85.
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      99. Irby DM, Vontver LA, Stenchever MA. Evaluation of student performance in a multi-site clinical clerkship. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1980 Apr 15; 136(8):1020-3.
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      100. Stenchever MA, Irby D, O'Toole B. A national survey of undergraduate teaching in obstetrics and gynecology. J Med Educ. 1979 Jun; 54(6):467-70.
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      101. Stenchever MA, O'Toole B, Irby D. Evaluating student performance in an obstetrics and gynecology clerkship. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1979 Jun 1; 134(3):235-7.
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      102. Irby DM. Teaching and learning style preferences of family medicine preceptors and residents. J Fam Pract. 1979 May; 8(5):1065-7.
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      103. Irby DM. Clinical teacher effectiveness in medicine. J Med Educ. 1978 Oct; 53(10):808-15.
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      104. Irby DM, Shannon NF, Scher M, Peckham P, Ko G, Davis E. The use of student ratings in multiinstructor courses. J Med Educ. 1977 Aug; 52(8):668-73.
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      105. Irby DM. Clinical teacher effectiveness in medicine. Annu Conf Res Med Educ. 1977; 16:161-6.
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      106. Irby DM, Demers JL, Scher M, Matthews D. Letter: Faculty development. J Med Educ. 1976 Sep; 51(09):789.
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      107. Irby D, DeMers J, Scher M, Matthews D. A model for the improvement of medical faculty lecturing. J Med Educ. 1976 May; 51(5):403-9.
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