Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Curricular Development and Evaluation
As Assistant Dean for Curricular Development and Evaluation and an experienced qualitative researcher at the University of Chicago, Dr. Farnan had focused her career on research and scholarship in health professions education. She has used qualitative research methods to examine patient safety issues (handoffs, supervision), and also study the relationship between social media and professionalism. Her work has resulted in more than 50 publications—including several book chapters—and numerous invited speaking presentations.
With her Masters in Health Professions Education, she has received formal training in adult learning theory and designing and evaluating educational interventions. As the Director of Clinical Skills Education at the Pritzker School of Medicine, she has extensive experience in the implementation of educational technology and simulation as well as in the shepherding of students in their learning of history and physical examination skills.
Clinically, Dr. Farnan practices as an academic hospitalist and works with Internal Medicine housestaff.