Sheira L. Schlair, M.D., M.S.
Dr. Sheira Schlair currently serves as an Associate Program Director, Firm 1 Director and Director of Clinical Skills Assessment for the Montefiore Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is a graduate of the eight-year combined BA/MD program at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine with concentrations in medical education scholarship and the Primary Care Track. She is a graduate and former Chief Resident of the Montefiore Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine residency. In 2009, she achieved an MS (Medical Education) and completed a General Internal Medicine fellowship at New York University School of Medicine where she also served as a teaching attending at Gouverneur and Bellevue Hospitals.
Dr. Schlair is currently leading an initiative to revitalize the residency's clinical observation and feedback program and systematize learner and faculty assessment across clinical teaching sites. Her research, curricular and program development focuses on the impact of doctor-patient and teacher-student communication and teaching praxis on patient-level outcomes. She teaches, coaches and mentors learners actively at all levels (undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education).
In fall 2010, Dr. Schlair was selected to be one of six faculty fellows for the Facilitator-In-Training program sponsored by the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare and is currently in their third and final level of training with anticipated graduation in winter 2015.
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