Monica Lypson

Monica L. Lypson, MD, MHPE

Director of Medical & Dental Education, Office of Academic Affiliations, Department of Veterans Affairs

Biography

Dr. Lypson’s research interests include competency frameworks, resident assessment, historical and contemporary trends in medical education, academic leadership and the underrepresentation of minorities in academic medicine, clinical performance assessment of medical students and residents, and faculty development issues of diversity and narrative assessment. Her subject-matter expertise includes academic leadership, diversity, veteran/patient-centered care and competency-based education.  She is interested in the intersection of medical education and health policy.

Areas of Interest

Research and scholarly interests: Competency frameworks, resident assessment, historical and contemporary trends in medical education, academic leadership and the under representation of minorities in academic medicine, clinical performance assessment of medical students and residents, faculty development issues of diversity and narrative assessment

Subject-matter expertise: standard setting, assessment (most notably in communication, sociocultural medicine and in the use of standardized patients), academic leadership, diversity and competency-based education

Other professional highlights:

  • 50 peer-reviewed publications focused in medical education
  • Developed and implemented one of the first cross specialty intern assessments (Post-graduate Orientation Assessment)
  • Offices and leadership positions in various medical education and specialty societies, Chair, Group on Resident Affairs AAMC 2012-2013, Executive Board Member, NBME 2013-2015
  • Faculty, Master of Health Professions Education program