Training "Clinicians Plus": A New Paradigm of Medical Education

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Allan R. Tunkel, MD, PhD, MACP

Dr. Allan Tunkel began his appointment as Associate Dean for Medical Education at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in July 2013. Dr. Tunkel is currently the principal investigator on a 5-year, $1 million grant awarded as part of the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Initiative entitled “Educating Future Physicians: Development of a Primary Care-Population Medicine Program.”

He was previously at Drexel University College of Medicine where his roles included Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine, Associate Dean for Admissions, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Campuses, and Faculty Councilor of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Tunkel received his PhD and MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School in 1980 and 1984, respectively, where he was elected to membership in Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency and served a chief residency at the Hospital of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and did a fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center.


Program Description:

Dr. Allan Tunkel’s presentation recognized the importance of Population Medicine in Undergraduate Medical Education. He also described the creation and components of Primary Care-Population Medicine Program at Brown University as well as defined the outcomes for a successful Primary Care-Population Medicine Program.

Presentation: 52:10

May Forum Presentation_ATunkel.pdf (1444 kB)
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