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Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Center for Research in Medical Education & Health Care


The Center for Research in Medical Education and Health Care produces a variety of publications, including books, peer-reviewed journals and newsletters. Center faculty and staff collaborate in scholarly work with other Sidney Kimmel Medical College faculty and publish and present medical education and health services research projects in U.S. and international journals and at scientific meetings.

Center Publications

Alcusky M, Ferrari L, Rossi G, Liu M, Hojat M, Maio V. Attitudes Toward Collaboration Among Practitioners in Newly Established Medical Homes: A Survey of Nurses, General Practitioners, and Specialists. American Journal of Medical Quality 2015 online-first DOI: 10.1177/1062860615597744

Berg K, Blatt B, Lopreiato J, Jung J, Schaeffer A, Heil D, Owens T, Carter-Nolan PL, Berg D, Veloski JJHojat M. Standardized patient assessment of medical student empathy: Ethnicity and gender effects in a multi institutional study. Academic Medicine, 2015; 90(1): 105-111.

Bucher JT, Vu DM, Hojat M. Psychostimulant drug abuse and personality in medical students. Medical Teacher, 2013; 35(1): 53-7.

Calabrese LH, Bianco JA, Mann D, Massello D, Hojat M. Correlates and changes in empathy and attitudes toward interprofessional collaboration in osteopathic medical students. Journal of American Osteopathic Association, 2013; 113(12): 898-907.

Grosseman S, Novack D, Duke P, Mennin S, Rosenzweig S, Hojat M. Residents’ and standardized patients’ perspectives on empathy: Issues of agreement. Patient Education and Counseling, 2014; 96: 22-28.

Grosseman S, Hojat M, Duke P, Mennin S, Rosenzweig S, Novack D. Empathy, self-reflection, and curriculum choice. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 2013; 8(2).

Hegarty SE, Hyslop T, Louis DZ, Maio V, Rabinowitz C, Dicker AP, Showalter TN. Does postprostatectomy radiation therapy expose patients to higher complications? A large Medicare patient cohort study. International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics, 2013; 87(2): S386-S387.

Hojat M. Assessments of empathy in medical school admissions: What additional evidence is needed? International Journal of Medical Education, 2014; 5: 7-10.

Hojat M, LaNoue M. Exploration and confirmation of the latent variable structure of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy. International Journal of Medical Education, 2014; 5: 73-81.

Hojat MLouis DZMaio VGonnella JS. Empathy and Health Care Quality. American Journal of Medical Quality, 2013; 28(1): 6-7.

Hojat M, Veloski JJ,Gonnella JS. Physician lifelong learning: Conceptualization, measurement and correlates in full-time clinicians, academic physicians and medical students. In Neimeyer, G.J. & Taylor, J.M., H Continuing Professional Development and Lifelong Learning Issues, Impacts and Outcomes,  Nova Science Publishers, 2012.

Hojat M, Axelrod D, Spandorfer J, Mangione S. Enhancing and sustaining empathy in medical students. Medical Teacher, 2013; 35(12): 996-1001.

Hojat M, Axelrod D, Spandorfer J, Mangione S. Enhancing and sustaining empathy in medical students. Medical Teacher, 2013; 35(12): 996-1001.

Hojat M, Erdmann JB, Gonnella JS. Personality assessments and outcomes in medical education and the practice of medicine (AMEE Guide 79). Dundee, UK: Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). Medical Teacher, 2013; 35: e1267–e1301.

Hojat M, Ward J, Spandorfer J, Arenson C, Van Winkle LJ, Williams B. The Jefferson Scale of Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Collaboration (Jeff SATIC): Development and multi-institution psychometric data. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 2014; Published online Oct. 14, 1-7.

Hojat M, Michalec B, Veloski JJ, Tylocinski ML. Personal qualities of positive influencers in medical school as potential leaders in medicine. Academic Medicine,2015; 6:12-16.

Leoni M, Sadacharan R, Louis DZ, Falcini F,Rabinowitz C, Cisbani L, DePalma R, Yuen E, Grilli R. Variation among Local Health Units in follow-up care of breast cancer patients in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Tumori, 2013; 99(1): 30-34.

Louis DZRobeson MMcAna JMaio V, Keith SW, Mengdan L, Gonnella JS, Grilli R. Predicting risk of hospitalization or death: A retrospective population based analysis.BMJ Open, 2014; 4:e005223. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005223

Michalec M, Veloski JJHojat M, Tykocinski ML. Identifying potential engaging leaders within medical education: The role of positive influence on peers. Medical Teacher, 2014; Posted online Aug. 26.

Scott KW, Maio V, Dudash K, Templin M, Del Canale S. A physician-focused intervention to reduce inappropriate medications prescribing to older people.Drugs and Aging, 2013; 30(2): 119-27.

Showalter TN, Rabinowitz C, Maio V, Hegarty SE, Hyslop T, Dicker A, Louis DZ. Complications of postprostatectomy radiation therapy for prostate cancer: Outcomes from a longitudinal health care utilization database of the Regione Emilia-Romagna, Italy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics, 2013; 87(2): 2768.

Vegesna A, Coschignano C, Hegarty SE, Karagiannis T, Polenzani L, Messina E, Zoli R, Maio V. Attitudes toward Physician-Nurse Collaboration in Primary Care Team-based Setting: Survey-Based Research Conducted in the Chronic Care Units in the Tuscany Region of Italy. Journal of Interprofessional Care online-first DOI:10.3109/13561820.2015.1081878

Veloski JJHojat MGonnella JS. The Jefferson longitudinal study of medical education: Five decades of outcomes assessment. Population Health Matters, 2013; 26: 2-3.

Zhang G, Fenderson BA, Schmidt RR,Veloski JJ. Equivalence of students' scores on timed and untimed anatomy practical examinations. Anatomical Sciences Education, 2013; 6(5): 281-5.