David Irby, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||533 Parnassus Avenue|
San Francisco CA 94117
|Graceland University||BA||History and Religion||1966|
|Union Theological Seminary||MDiv||Religion||1970|
|University of Washington||PhD||Education||1977|
|Harvard Medical School||Post doctoral Fellowship||Medical School Leadership||1983|
|Association of American Medical Colleges||2011||Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education|
|Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden||2010||Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education|
|American Educational Research Association||2009||Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, for substantial research accomplishments |
|Vanderbilt University School of Medicine||2007||The John E. Chapman Medal Award, for transformative contributions to biomedical education|
|Graceland University||2006||Distinguished Service Award|
|University of California, San Francisco||2005||The Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators|
|Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center||2004||Daniel C. Tosteson Award for Leadership in Medical Education|
|National Board of Medical Examiners||2001||John P. Hubbard Award, for distinguished contributions to research on evaluation of medicine|
|American Educational Research Association, Division I Professions Education||1997||Distinguished Scholar Award|
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. From 1972-1997, he was on the faculty of the University of Washington Department of Medical Education.
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 1977, 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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