Faculty Educator of the Month: January 2012

Dr. Jeong H. Oh

Portrait of Dr. OhJeong H. Oh, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Clinical Education, Associate Director of the Fellowship Program, and Associate Professor in the Department of General Internal Medicine, has been named the January 2012 Faculty Educator of the Month.

Dr. Oh has become a key figure in the education of trainees at MD Anderson as evidenced by his appointment as Director of Clinical Education in the Department of General Internal Medicine in 2009. In this role, Dr. Oh oversees the training of young physicians in several areas. For example, he has organized the Clinical Education Group to coordinate multiple educational programs offered in the department, including an acting internship, clinical electives for fourth-year medical students, core Internal Medicine rotations for third-year medical students, a clinical observership program, and site rotations for physical diagnosis, a statewide preceptorship, and physician assistant students. He has also organized the General Internal Medicine Core Lecture Series for medical students as well as the Internal Medicine Lecture Series for third-year clerkships and physician assistant students.

Furthermore, as Associate Director of the General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program, Dr. Oh helps lead young physicians in specialized training in their field as it relates to cancer and provides academic skills to the fellows through courses in patient-centered interviewing and the Stanford Faculty Development program in clinical teaching.

Dr. Oh’s clinical work at MD Anderson has had the byproduct of increased training opportunities for several different groups of trainees and physicians. Specifically, he has translated his work with patients in the Center for Lasting Effects of Cancer Treatment into lectures and rotations for medical students and fellows as well as other faculty members geared toward management in cancer survivors. In addition, he is planning to use this experience to create new models of continuing medical education focused on survivorship care.

Over the past decade, Dr. Oh has had a great deal of educational experience outside MD Anderson. In particular, in his role as site clerkship director for Texas A&M University Health Science Center, he has organized several new rotations for third- and fourth-year medical students. He also served as a faculty mentor for The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (2003-2008) and a graduate student mentor (2003-2004) and postdoctoral research fellow mentor (2006) for The University of Texas School of Public Health.

The MD Anderson Division of Internal Medicine honored Dr. Oh for his educational contributions in 2010 by naming him its Faculty Educator of the Year.

Dr. Oh received his M.D. degree from the University of Sao Paulo Medical School in 1988. After completing a clinical residency at Hospital das Clinicas da FMUSP in Sao Paulo in 1991, Dr. Oh came to the United States for another clinical residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY (1992-1995). He received training in teaching evidence-based medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and he then became Chief Resident at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, a position he held for 1 year.

In 1996, Dr. Oh went to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he completed a 2-year fellowship in General Internal Medicine. Afterward, he was named Instructor of General Internal Medicine there. He stayed at the University of Pittsburgh until 1998, when he returned to New York as an Assistant Professor in General Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In late 1998, he took a brief sabbatical to receive training in clinical teaching at Stanford University under Dr. Kelly Skeff. In 2000 and 2001, he also was an Assistant Professor in General Internal Medicine at Stony Brook University.

Dr. Oh came to MD Anderson in 2002 when he was named Assistant Professor in the Department of General Internal Medicine. He was promoted to Associate Professor and named Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center in 2009. He was named Associate Director of the General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program in 2008.

During his time at MD Anderson, Dr. Oh has been a principal investigator or collaborator for 13 research projects. Also, he has been a reviewer for two journals and an abstract reviewer for the Society of General Internal Medicine.

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