Miriam Hoffman, MD
|Institution||Boston University School of Medicine|
|Address||771 Albany St|
Boston MA 02118
|2014||Boston University School of Medicine:
Stanley L. Robbins Award for Excellence in Teaching|
Dr. Hoffman has been active in medical student and resident education at Boston University since 2003. She has had leadership positions in the Department of Family Medicine’s Medical Student Education Division since 2005. She is currently the Director of Medical Student Education and the Clerkship Director.
Dr. Hoffman has also had multiple curricular leadership roles with BUSM. She is the Chair of the the BUSM Clerkship Curriculum Subcommittee – the committee responsible for directing, developing, overseeing, and evaluating the 3rd and 4th year curriculum. She is a member of the BUSM Medical Education Committee as well as the BUSM LCME Curriculum Committee.
Dr. Hoffman has been a leader and has been integral in EBM curriculum development and training at BUSM and Boston Medical Center (BMC). Under her leadership BUSM has developed a four year integrated EBM curriculum arc as well as the BUSM Finding Information Framework (FIF), which she concerived of and co-developed. This is a conceptual algorithm/teaching tool and an App and web-based tool. The FIF guides how medical students and practicing clinicians ask and categorize their questions in order to help them identify the best evidence-based resource for their question. The FIF then links them directly to the most appropriate information resource at the point-of-care or the “point-of-learning.” Dr. Hoffman has presented the FIF nationally for both medical education and library science audiences; the FIF is being used at multiple medical schools across the country. http://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm/education/academic-affairs/curricular-innovations/
Dr. Hoffman has been very involved at the curricular level within BUSM. This includes co-chairing the Clinical Competencies Working Group from 2008-2010. This group did a comprehensive assessment of clinical skill straining across the 4 year BUSM curriculum. Comparing this to national models and the literature on clinical skills training, they proposed a comprehensive and staged plan for overhauling clinical skills training at BUSM.
Dr. Hoffman has taught in all four years of the BUSM curriculum in many didactic and clinical settings. She co-developed and implemented the first educational session in the BUSM medical school curriculum that uses a full-body high fidelity simulator.
Dr. Hoffman is a leader in faculty development and clinical teaching. She has created and delivered numerous faculty development sessions focused on clinical teaching. She conceived and co-developed the One Minute Learner – a tool that promotes and structures a proactive discussion about goals and expectations between learner and teacher in the clinical setting, making clinical teaching more effective and efficient. She has evaluated, written, and presented on this widely (manuscript in press). The tool is being used across the country and is becoming part of the canon of clinical teaching tools. http://www.stfm.org/NewsJournals/EducationColumns/Mar2013
Dr. Hoffman has been very involved in curriculum development and design, program evaluation, and some educational research. She has also been very involved nationally within Family Medicine Education, including presenting numerous national presentations at both Family Medicine education meetings and the AAMC. She is faculty in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Medical Student Educators Development Institute.
Dr. Hoffman's outpatient practice is with the Family Medicine group at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, where she has been in practice since the group was opened in 2003. She speaks Spanish, and has many Spanish speaking patients at East Boston. She does inpatient clincial work on the Family Medicine Healthnet Inpatient Service at Boston Medical Center (BMC).
Dr. Hoffman completed her Family Medicine residency at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital. There, she served as chief resident and won Columbia’s first STFM Resident Teacher of the Year Award. She recieved her M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in New York, and received her B.A. in English from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Hoffman’s interests also include women’s health, Narrative Medicine, and inner-city medicine. She enjoys hiking, singing, and the New York Yankees, but most of all spending time with her husband and three children.
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