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Mark Quirk, EdD, Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, focuses his current research on doctor-patient communication and teaching and learning in medicine. His special interests lie in the areas of primary care community-based education and faculty development. He has served on numerous national taskforces focusing on the development of a national Family Medicine Curriculum and estabishing guidelines for the Future of Faculty Development. He has consulted with several medical schools, societies and organizations on faculty development and medical education. He is the 2006 recipient of the Excellence in Education Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Investigations in the areas of teaching and learning in medical school, learning styles among medical students and residents, student evaluation, faculty development, physician communication skills and patient education are among his accomplishments. Dr. Quirk has been involved in numerous clinically related research projects in the areas of HIV/AIDS, physician's caring attitude, MRI and anxiety, smoking cessation, and lifestyle change. His most recent book is entitled, "Intuition and Metacognition in Medical Education: Keys to Developing Expertise."

Current Positions

Associate Chairman, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Director, Clinical Faculty Development Center
Director, Center for Clinical Communication and Performance Outcomes
Assistant Dean for Student Academic Achievement


1976-1982 Ed.D. Clark University, Worcester, MA
1974-1975 M.Ed. Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
1970-1974 B.A.Bates College, Lewiston, ME


FMCH Residency Task Force
American Public Health Association
Society of Behavioral Medicine
American Psychological Association
North American Primary Care Research Group
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Scholarly Activity

Faculty Development in Family Medicine (HRSA)
Arthur Vining Davis Grant - Physicians' Caring Attitudes

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  • Communication