Thomas College Faculty Biographies

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Robert Shochet, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine

Rob Shochet, M.D., FACP, is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is a board-certified internist with fellowship training in consultation psychiatry.

Dr. Shochet joined the full time faculty in 2005 to become the Founding Director of the Colleges Advisory Program, a learning community of medical students and faculty devoted to clinical skills development and longitudinal career advising for students. As a general internist and educator, Dr. Shochet serves as course director for the first year Clinical Foundations of Medicine course. He has served as a national leader for communication skills training in the health professions, as president of the American Academy for Communication in Healthcare, consultant and visiting professor to medical schools and health systems in the U.S., and host for national conferences on health communications research and medical school learning communities. He is chair for a new national organization, the Learning Communities Institute, which envisions learning communities and longitudinal mentoring relationships between students and faculty as an organizing principle for medical education.

Dr. Shochet is active in medical education research and last year was awarded an Osler Foundation Scholar Grant to study the impact of learning communities on students’ perceptions of the learning environment in medical school.