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Erika Schillinger

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Stanford Family Medicine 211 Quarry Rd Ste 405 MC 5985 Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Tel Work (650) 498-9000 Fax (650) 498-7750
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Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Family Medicine
  • Preventive Health Care
  • Women's Health

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Course Director, Practice of Medicine, Stanford University (2005 - present)
  • Director, Core Clerkship in Family and Community Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2006 - 2010)
  • Director, Predoctoral Education, Family Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • The Franklin G. Ebaugh, Jr. Award for Advising Medical Students, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012)
  • General Medical Disciplines Division Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2011)
  • Leadership Development Program, Stanford University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Educator for CARE (Compassion, Advocacy, Responsibility, Empathy), Stanford Medical School (2008)
  • The Kaiser Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2008)
  • The Arthur L. Bloomfield Award for Excellence in Teaching Clinical Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2006)
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Professional Education

Internship: UCSF Medical Center CA (1995)
Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center CA (2001)
Residency: UCSF Medical Center CA (1997)
Board Certification: Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (1997)
Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (1994)
M.D.: Stanford University, Medicine (1994)
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Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My academic passion is medical student clinical skills education, including doctor-patient communication, professionalism, physical examination and clinical reasoning. My focus has been primarily on curriculum design and innovation, having helped to develop, and then directed the Continuity of Care Clerkship, an interdisciplinary longitudinal elective for clinical students. I have been instrumental in designing and implementing a new curriculum focusing on clinical skills for pre-clerkship students, as Associate Director of the Practice of Medicine course. I have developed a number of teaching modules and Standardized Patient assessments for the Family Medicine core clerkship and Continuity Clerkship, and have been involved in faculty development for residents and faculty preceptors.

My research focus is on medical student professionalism, interpersonal communication and clinical skills. Current projects include:

Patients as Partners in Education, a McCormick funded project comparing actual patientsÂ’ assessment of studentsÂ’ professionalism and interpersonal skills with standardized patientsÂ’ assessments of the same students

On Camera: Professionalism and Communication Skills Come Alive through Group Video Review of Clinical Encounters

Celebrating the Exceptional: Stories of Exemplary Medical Student Professionalism

Professionalism Challenges: Student Stories from the Family Medicine Outpatient Trenches

Compressed Continuity: Hurry Up and Follow Up. A model for Ambulatory Care Clerkships

Priming the Pump: Use of a Baseline Interview to Potentiate Clinical Skills Self-Reflection for 1st Year Medical Students


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