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I am an infectious diseases physician passionate about innovative and effective medical education.
I teach several courses at Columbia University, including the “Microbiology and Infectious Disease” course for first year medical students and the "Ready 4 Residency" course for fourth year medical students. I believe classroom learning should be engaging, active and learner-centric; therefore, I use various pedagogical tools including Team-based Learning, Just in Time Teaching, Case-based learning, Simulation and the audience response system. I recently developed the Ready 4 Residency course which is a fully blended, flipped residency readiness course with many innovative features, including online virtual patient-care and virtual rounds. I am assisted by many talented Columbia faculty and a team of CORE (Columbia Online Resident Educator) volunteers. I also enjoy training medical residents and infectious diseases fellows in the inpatient setting.
Dr. Noronha was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He attended Boston University for his undergraduate and medical school training. He stayed at Boston University for his internal medicine residency and chief residency. After chief residency he accepted a position at Boston Medical Center as a medical educator splitting his inpatient time between primary care and inpatient ward attending. Dr. Noronha was the director medicine consult service including being the clinic director for the Boston Medical Center Pre-procedure clinic for several years. Dr. Noronha is currently an associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency at Boston University School of Medicine. He has served on Association for Program Directors in Internal Medicine E-Learning and Communication Committees. Dr. Noronha is the Director for Quality Improvement Education at Boston Medical Center. He directs the quality improvement curriculum for the residency and leads the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) pathway. He also directed the ambulatory curriculum for the residency program.
Dr. Noronha’s academic work focuses on career preparation, residency scheduling and quality improvement. He has presented several national workshops on subjects including fellowship and job preparation, trainee professionalism, ambulatory curriculum, and residency scheduling systems. Dr. Noronha acts as a mentor for medical students and residents. While he has a great appreciation for academic medicine, he believes strongly that each trainee should choose a career path that best fits with their individual values and goals. He takes pride in seeing his mentees move on to a variety of fields and areas of practice.
In his free time Dr. Noronha enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 young daughters. He is an amateur aquarium enthusiast, enjoys exercising, and is still an avid Buffalo Bills fan despite decades of futility.
Chana is an outgoing Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and a former editorial fellow at the New England Journal of Medicine.
O.P. Hamnvik, MB BCh BAO, MMSc, is an endocrinologist and educator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is also the NEJM Group Education Editor.
Mike completed his internal medicine training at the University of Toronto and was Chief Medical Resident at St. Michael's Hospital (2015-2016) in Toronto, Ontario. He attends at St. Michael's as a hospitalist and is currently completing an MSc at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Research Fellowship in the Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL) in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is also completing the Eliot Phillipson Clinician Scientist Training Program at the University of Toronto.
My role as an educator spans undergraduate and graduate education. At the Pritzker School of Medicine, my focus in on longitudinal education and mentorship that helps students through the complex transition from the classroom to the practice of medicine. In my role as the Director of Fourth-Year Studies, I have developed the MS4 Transitions to Internship course, focused on practical (interprofessional care, organization, wellness) and procedural (bedside procedures, ultrasonography, ventilator management) skills that are critical to success.