Last Name

Miriam Hoffman, MD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentFamily Medicine
Address771 Albany St
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-4465
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-1277-8173
 Awards and Honors

2014Boston University School of Medicine: Stanley L. Robbins Award for Excellence in Teaching
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
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.

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.

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.

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
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  1. Hoffman M, Cohen-Osher M. The One Minute Learner: Evaluation of a New Tool to Promote Discussion of Medical Student Goals and Expectations in Clinical Learning Environments. Fam Med. 2016 Mar; 48(3):222-5. PMID: 26950912.
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  2. A. Lui, T.A. Davies, Annie Liu & Theresa A. Davies, David B. Flynn, John M. Wiecha & Molly Cohen-Osher and Miriam Hoffman-Kleiner. Novel Mobile Application to Promote Evidence-Based Medicine Decision-Making in Medical Education. Medical Science Educator 2015. 2015; 25(2):95-96.
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  3. Hoffman M, Wilkinson JE, Xu J, Wiecha J. The perceived effects of faculty presence vs. absence on small-group learning and group dynamics: a quasi-experimental study. BMC Med Educ. 2014; 14:258. PMID: 25491129.
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  4. Wilkinson JE, Hoffman M, Pierce E, Wiecha J. FaMeS: an innovative pipeline program to foster student interest in family medicine. Fam Med. 2010 Jan; 42(1):28-34. PMID: 20063220.
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  5. Goldman LN, Wiecha J, Hoffman M, Levine SA. Teaching geriatric assessment: use of a hybrid method in a family medicine clerkship. Fam Med. 2008 Nov-Dec; 40(10):721-5. PMID: 18979260.
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  6. Rosenberg L, Hoffman M. Hormone replacement therapy--finally, good data. S Afr Med J. 2004 Jan; 94(1):26-7. PMID: 14971225.
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  7. Shapiro S, Rosenberg L, Hoffman M, Truter H, Cooper D, Rao S, Dent D, Gudgeon A, van Zyl J, Katzenellenbogen J, Baillie R. Risk of breast cancer in relation to the use of injectable progestogen contraceptives and combined estrogen/progestogen contraceptives. Am J Epidemiol. 2000 Feb 15; 151(4):396-403. PMID: 10695598.
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  8. Hoffman MA, Steele G, Yalla S. Acute bacterial endocarditis secondary to prostatic abscess. J Urol. 2000 Jan; 163(1):245. PMID: 10604366.
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  9. Coogan PF, Rosenberg L, Shapiro S, Hoffman M. Lactation and breast carcinoma risk in a South African population. Cancer. 1999 Sep 15; 86(6):982-9. PMID: 10491524.
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  10. Gilad GM, Reis DJ. Neurochemical plasticity: increased glutamic acid decarboxylase activity in the olfactory tubercle following olfactory bulb removal during postnatal development. Brain Res. 1979 Nov 9; 177(1):200-3. PMID: 40670.
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  11. Bhagwat VM, Ramachandran BV. Malathion A and B esterases of mouse liver-I. Biochem Pharmacol. 1975 Sep 15; 24(18):1713-7. PMID: 14.
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  12. Schmoldt A, Benthe HF, Haberland G. Digitoxin metabolism by rat liver microsomes. Biochem Pharmacol. 1975 Sep 1; 24(17):1639-41. PMID: 10.
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  13. Anderson TR, Slotkin TA. Maturation of the adrenal medulla--IV. Effects of morphine. Biochem Pharmacol. 1975 Aug 15; 24(16):1469-74. PMID: 7.
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  14. Mills GC, Alperin JB, Trimmer KB. Studies on variant glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenases: G6PD Fort Worth. Biochem Med. 1975 Jul; 13(3):264-75. PMID: 1007.
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  15. Di Ferrante N, Leachman RD, Angelini P, Donnelly PV, Francis G, Almazan A, Segni G, Franzblau C, Jordan RE. Ehlers-Danlos type V (X-linked form): a lysyl oxidase deficiency. Birth Defects Orig Artic Ser. 1975; 11(6):31-7. PMID: 101.
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