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New Assistant Dean for Integrated Medical Education

New Assistant Dean for Integrated Medical Education

Janice Thomas John, D.O., M.S., M.P.H., has been named assistant dean for integrated medical education at Einstein. An assistant professor of pediatrics at Einstein who will join the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore as a pediatric hospitalist, Dr. John assumed the newly created position in January. She will help launch a range of courses that integrate basic science, clinical skills, and health-systems sciences across all four years of Einstein’s educational program.

Most recently Dr. John was an assistant professor of science education and pediatrics at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell on Long Island and a pediatrician in the Northwell Health System. At Zucker, she co-directed the four-year clinical skills course and led the health-equity component of the Patient, Physician, and Society course. She also taught extensively in case-based learning courses.

To help medical students develop a sense of social responsibility in their first years of training, Dr. John worked with Zucker School of Medicine students, staff, and community stakeholders to develop the Medical Science Youth Program, which pairs local high school students with medical student mentors to create community engagement programs.

She has distinguished herself as a steward of diversity and inclusivity through her work on antiracist curricula and unconscious-bias training for students, staff, and faculty, and her presentations on mitigating bias in medical education.

Dr. John earned her medical degree at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and her master’s in clinical research and education from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She completed her pediatric residency and general academic pediatrics fellowship at Stony Brook University Medical Center and also received a master of public health degree there. She served as a pediatric hospitalist at the medical center before joining the Zucker School of Medicine.

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