Gerome V. Escota, MD has been selected as the next Clerkship Director in Medicine. He will provide the professional, administrative and educational leadership for the third-year clerkship and sub-internship.
Dr. Escota is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine and clinical faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He also serves as Associate Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. He has won numerous academic awards, including for his exceptional knowledge in Medicine, for teaching at the resident level and as a faculty member. Four months ago, he was the inaugural recipient of the J. Russell Little MD Clinical Education Award. This award is chosen by fellows and given to an Infectious Diseases faculty member for outstanding teaching.
He is also an excellent researcher who specializes in the study of the aging HIV-infected population and an outstanding clinician who has a track record of successfully mentoring fellows, residents and students in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine. He is deeply invested in medical education, curricular design and pedagogy and in working towards bringing innovation into the medical school curriculum to maintain the preeminent role of the Department of Medicine in the education of medical students.
The clerkship director (CD) is an essential, perhaps the most important, academic leader in the education of medical students on clinical rotations.
Dr. Escota will begin as Clerkship Director in March 1, 2018. We congratulate Dr. Escota in his new leadership role in Medical Education.