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McGaghie Named Suker Professor of Medical Education

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February 1, 2008 | by Marla Paul
CHICAGO --- William McGaghie has been appointed the Jacob R. Suker, MD, Professor of Medical Education. McGaghie is professor, Augusta Webster, MD, Office of Medical Education at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, professor of preventive medicine and a member of the Graduate School faculty.

McGaghie teaches in the problem-based learning component of the medical curriculum and is a mentor in educational research to a number of junior faculty in the Feinberg School.

He conducts research on clinical skills assessment, especially in the relatively new field of clinical simulation. He also studies performance assessment as it applies to medical school admissions and performance prediction and to research methodologies.

McGaghie's 2001 critique of U.S. News & World Report rankings of American medical schools in the journal Academic Medicine was cited as the most accessed article on the journal's Web site for three consecutive years.

A prolific writer, he has published more than 100 articles in refereed journals and authored or edited seven books. His work has been funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Bureau of Health Manpower and the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Prior to joining the Northwestern faculty in 1992, McGaghie taught at the University of North Carolina.
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