Author Spotlight: Paul Griner, Internal Medicine

Kelly SeagravesAuthor Spotlight, Internal Medicine, Personal Education

Medical Education Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight:

Med-Challenger has been producing high-quality medical education products for over 25 years. If there’s one thing we know, it’s that accurate, up-to-date content is king. Given the fact that medicine is constantly changing, so too must our content. To achieve that ongoing quality objective, it takes specialized knowledge, experience, talent, and commitment from the best medical educators available today. Today we’d like to take a moment to provide an author spotlight on one of our most-trusted and effective contributors.

Paul Griner, MD, MACP

Editor-in-Chief, Med-Challenger Internal Medicine Section

Dr. Paul Griner, Editor-in-Chief, Internal Medicine
Background

A 1954 graduate of Harvard College, Paul Griner attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine, graduating with honors in 1959. He received his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and subsequently was Chief Resident in Medicine and Fellow in Hematology at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y. He joined the faculty of the School of Medicine at Rochester in 1965 and was appointed Samuel E. Durand Professor of Medicine in 1973. In 1984, Dr. Griner was appointed General Director and CEO of Strong Memorial Hospital, a position he held until 1995. From 1995-2000, Griner was Vice President of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Since 2000, he has held various consultant positions in health care organizations.

Dr. Griner is the author of approximately 135 articles on subjects in hematology, medical education, decision theory and health policy. He was the first to study and report on what we know today as evidence based medicine. His studies of the negative effects of the excessive use of diagnostic tests and procedures on costs and medical education were seminal.

Dr. Griner has a particular interest in mentoring. He received the first mentor award given by the University of Rochester in 1982 and he developed mentoring programs for physicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Western Connecticut Health System.

Dr. Griner was President of the American College of Physicians, the Society of General Internal Medicine and the American Clinical & Climatological Association. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He held positions as Consultant at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, MA, Consultant at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School. He is an honorary member of the Venezuelan Society of Internal Medicine and the Society of Medicine of Malaysia. He is the recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal.

“The new IM course is fun to work through. It reinforces the breadth and depth of knowledge that internal medicine physicians have acquired during their training or their years in practice, identifies areas for further study, and helps sustain the goal of lifelong learning.”Paul F. Griner, MD, MACP
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
University of Rochester School of Medicine
In His Own Words

“Internal medicine residents and physicians seeking maintenance of certification will find Challenger’s new Internal Medicine program to be a challenging but fair test of current knowledge in all the clinical areas encountered in adult medicine. The questions are designed to test the level of knowledge expected of a resident at the completion of the core training program or the physician practicing as a general internist. The new Internal Medicine course also recognizes changes in the mix of patients seen by many internists and the nature of their problems; the geriatric patient, pain management, ethical considerations, the increasing focus on population-based medicine, and issues in critical care.

The new IM course is fun to work through. It reinforces the breadth and depth of knowledge that internal medicine physicians have acquired during their training or their years in practice, identifies areas for further study, and helps sustain the goal of lifelong learning.”

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