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Jeffrey G. Wong, MD

Jeffrey G. Wong, MD

Penn State University
Associate Dean for Medical Education

1850 East Park Avenue, Suite 308
State College, PA 16803

Phone: 814-689-6720

Member Since: 2014

Member Status: Fellow



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    About Jeffrey G. Wong, MD

    Dr. Wong is a clinician and medical educator at Penn State University College of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate work at Stanford University and received his MD from the University of Utah College Of Medicine in 1985. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center 1985-1988. He served 1 year as the Assistant Medical Director for the Duke University Medical Center Emergency Department in 1988-89. From 1989-1996 he was appointed as a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Duke, attaining the rank of Assistant Professor of Medicine in 1991. During this time, he was the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and also was the director of the Resident's Outpatient clinic. In 1996, he joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis where he served as Chief of Clinical Education in the division of General Medical Sciences, and Director of the residency clinics at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In 1998, he was recruited to Yale University School of Medicine Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program and served as the director of the Henry S. Chase Outpatient Center as well as associate program directorship roles until 2004. In July of 2004, Dr. Wong accepted a position as Associate Dean for Medical Education with the College of Medicine at MUSC and was promoted to Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education in November of 2005. He served in this capacity until 2011 when he stepped down from that role and held the title of Senior Associated Dean - Emeritus. In October of 2012, Dr. Wong was selected to serve as the Kimitaka Kaga Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo - School of Medicine's International Research Center for Medical Education. He spent a 6-month sabbatical, working with the medical students, residents and faculty members at the University of Tokyo as well as medical educators through the country of Japan. In June of 2015, Dr. Wong was recruited to Penn State College of Medicine where he serves as the Associate Dean for Medical Education at the University Park Regional Campus in State College.

    Dr. Wong completed the Stanford Faculty Development Center's program in Clinical Teaching in 1992 and for over 2 decades, he has presented extensively in areas including faculty development, resident teaching and continuing medical education. He has given more than 150 presentations to national and international symposia, and he has published dozens of articles and chapters on teaching methods as well as topics investigating nuances of clinical practice and medical service delivery. He has been invited for faculty development small group work at more than 30 U.S. facilities and also internationally in Russia, France, Spain, China, the West Indies, Singapore and Japan. He now provides editorial services to academic and clinical publications ranging from Postgraduate Medicine to The Annals of Internal Medicine.

    His main research interests center on developing effective teaching and evaluation methods in medical education, developing curricula for medical students and residents, and issues in medical humanities and medical humanism. He has also worked on projects to improve medical service delivery to underserved populations, on studies designed to evaluate various clinical practices, and effective teaching strategies in a variety of venues. Currently, he is deeply involved in for enhancing and improving mentoring efforts for junior and mid-level faculty educators in the Department of Medicine. He has received funded from both public and private sources since the late 1980s. He maintains a small, but active, general internal medicine practice, and has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in America for the past 17 years.

    Dr. Wong became a member of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation in 2015 and presently serves as the Feature Editor for The Art and Science of Medical Education section in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences.


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