Dr. Katherine Chretien, Hospitalist Division Leader at a Veteran’s hospital, describes her emotional journey when her husband is deployed for a year in Afghanistan. Listen below or stream the official podcast!
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Katherine Chretien, MD is chief hospitalist at the Washington DC VA Medical Center and assistant dean for student affairs and associate professor of medicine at George Washington University. She earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where she was inducted to Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa. She completed her internal medicine training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Master Teacher Leadership Development Program at George Washington University.
Katherine’s research interests include medical education, reflection, social media in medicine, and professionalism. She was the recipient of the 2012 Charles H. Griffith III Educational Research Award from Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine and the 2013 Women Leaders in Medicine Award from the American Medical Student Association. Katherine is an associate editor at Journal of Graduate Medical Education and on the SIMPLE (Simulated Internal Medicine Patient Learning Experiences, virtual patient cases used by medicine clerkships nationwide) editorial board. She is editor/founder of www.mothersimedicine.com, a group blog of physician mothers.