The STFM Podcast

May 22, 2020: COVID-19: Working With Residents on a COVID-19 Floor with Dr Judy Washington

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many residency programs and medical schools have adapted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements quickly and with great ingenuity. Join us on the front line of the pandemic, as academic family medicine leaders share stories of adaptability and learner engagement in this new and inspiring podcast series. Conversations will include: 

  • Switching Gears While Educating
  • Difficult Choices During Difficult Times
  • Adapting to Change for the Greater Good
  • The Health System - A Symbiotic Relationship

This series of podcasts is sponsored by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), the academic home for family medicine educators. 


Judy Washington, MD, FAAFP:

I graduated from Meharry Medical College. I completed 1 year of an Internal Medicine Internshiip and then went into General Surgery Program but my true passion was family medicine. I completed a Family Medicine Residency and started private practice in 1990.

I entered academic medicine in 1996 when I left private practice to join the faculty of the East Tennessee State – Chattanooga Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency. The program closed due to a lack of state funding and I joined the faculty at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in Newark as assistant Family Medicine Clerkship Director and assistant director of Medical Student Education. In both of these positions, I worked with to increase the number of community preceptors sites for our students and residents. At UMDNJ, our department received a grant for preceptor education and used it to train our preceptors in effective evaluation and teaching. I later served as an assistant director for Mountainside Family Medicine Residency Program, which is the residency program I graduated from in 1990.

During my professional career, I have excelled in patient care, curriculum development, and teaching. I have expertise in Evidence-based Medicine and teaching skills for life-long learning. I have an interest in the use of Social Media in Medicine and hope to expand that work at NJIT as we try to better communicate with our students.
I am also a trained in Women's Health with a concentration in Family Planning and trans-vaginal ultrasound.

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