Michael T. O. Stein


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Associate Clerkship Director, USUHS Internal Medicine Clerkship
Location: Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA
Research Interests:
Professional Identity Formation
Clinical Reasoning
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University of California, San Diego. BA, Microbiology, 1990.
Uniformed Services University. MD, 1994.


Dr. Stein graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology in 1990 and received his MD degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in 1994. Dr. Stein completed his internal medicine training at the county hospital affiliated with Stanford University, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, in 1997. As a primary care internist, Dr. Stein went on to fulfill his Uniformed Services University obligation as an officer in the United States Public Health Service by working with an underserved community in Albany, Georgia, and subsequently by working with the Native American population at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center. After completing his service obligation, Dr. Stein entered fellowship in infectious disease at the University of Maryland and graduated in 2007.

After fellowship, Dr. Stein initially entered private practice; however, in 2012 due to his desire to spend more of his professional time teaching, Dr. Stein accepted the position of Site Director for his alma mater’s internal medicine satellite clerkship at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington where he is currently an Assistant Professor. Dr. Stein believes his choice to re-enter medical education mid-career has given him a fresh perspective on which to view the challenges medical learners face during their training and to create innovate strategies to help them overcome such challenges. Dr. Stein’s research focuses on understanding and fostering the development of clinical reasoning skills and professional identity formation in medical learners.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Associate Clerkship Director, Uniformed Service University Internal Medicine Core Clerkship, Madigan Army Medical Center satellite location