Katherine Chretien

Katherine Chretien_Springer StorytellersKatherine 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.

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Chretien KC, Swenson R, Yoon B, Julian R, Keenan JP, Croffoot J, Kheirbek R. Tell me your story: a narrative medicine curriculum during the medicine clerkship. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Feb 11. [Epub ahead of print].

Chretien KC, Kind T. Climbing social media in medicine’s hierarchy of needs. Acad Med. 2014 Oct;89(10):1318-20.

Chretien KC. Remembering Johnnie. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Jul 15;161(2):155-6.

Chretien KC. Teaching and Learning Moments: The Ah(a) moment. Acad Med. 2014 May;89(5):701.

Kind T, Patel P, Lie D, Chretien KC. Twelve Tips for Using Social Media as a Medical Educator. Med Teach. 2014 Apr;36(4):284-90.

Chretien KC, Kind T. Social media and clinical care: ethical, professional, and social implications. Circulation. 2013 Apr 2;127(13):1413-21.

Chretien KC, Chheda S, Torre D, Papp K. Reflective Writing in the Internal Medicine Clerkship: A National Survey of Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine. Teach Learn Med. 2012; 24(1):42-8.

Chretien KC, Azar J, Kind T. Physicians on Twitter. JAMA. 2011: 305(6):566-8.

Fischer MA, Haley H, Saarinen CL, Chretien KC. Comparison of blogs and written reflections in two medicine clerkships. Medical Education. 2011:45:166-175.

Chretien KC, Goldman EF, Beckman L, Kind T. It’s your own risk: students’ perspectives on online professionalism. Acad Med. 2010;85(10):S1-S4

Chretien KC, Goldman EF, Craven K, Faselis C. A Qualitative Study of the Meaning of Physical Examination Teaching for Patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2010; 25(8); 786-791.

Chretien KC, Greysen SR, Chretien JP, Kind T. Unprofessional Online Content by Medical Students. JAMA. 2009; 302(12):1309-1315.

Chretien, KC, Goldman EF, Faselis C. The reflective writing class blog: using technology to promote reflection and professional development. J Gen Intern Med. 2008; 23: 2066-2070.


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