Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

The Art and Science of Education: Bedside Teaching

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 21, 2013

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 1st Fl Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Joseph Cofrancesco, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
CAP member, Taussig College of the SOM Thayer Firm Faculty
Director, GIM Clinician Scholar Mentoring Program
Medical Director, HIV Care/Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station
Johns Hopkins

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center

Dr. Joseph Cofrancesco, Jr. is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Director of the Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE).  He helped create and serves as the Director of the Johns Hopkins GIM Clinician Educators Mentoring and Scholarship Program.   

Dr. Joseph Cofrancesco has published and lectured extensively on HIV care, issues related to clinician-educators in academic medicine, and educational techniques, including in Japan, Abu Dhabi and Brazil. He is active in teaching and mentoring students, residents, fellows and peers; maintains a thriving general internal medicine practice; and provides care to individuals living with HIV infection.

Dr. Cofrancesco received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia College of Columbia University, worked for a time in international educational administration, and then received his MD degree with honors from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He trained in internal medicine and medicine/primary care at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and the Albert Einstein Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he also served as the inaugural chief resident for primary care.  He later received his MPH with honors from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health along with completing his General Internal Medical fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  He has been on faculty at Hopkins since 1997.

Beginning with his residency, Dr. Cofrancesco has won many education awards, including the Leo M. Davidoff Society, Certificate of Distinction, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1990), Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine Ambulatory Preceptor Award (2005), National Award for Mid-Career Education Mentorship, Society of General Internal Medicine (2010), and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Professors' Award (2012). He has held leadership positions in the Society of General Internal Medicine.  Recently, he was selected as chair of the steering committee for Academic Collaborate national group.

Dr. Cofrancesco's passion remains clinical medicine, teaching and education, and creating a culture change to value medical education.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Appreciate the rich history of bedside teaching
  2. Name three benefits to teaching at the bedside
  3. Name two obstacles that may occur with bedside teaching
  4. Plan how to conduct bedside rounds

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Division of General Internal Medicine (Department of Medicine)

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