Rechell G Rodriguez


Colonel, Air Force

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Associate Dean for Regional Education & Academic Support
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Faculty Development
Innovation of Education
Office Phone


2010 Stanford Faculty Development Center (SFDC) - Clinical Teacher Program, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
2000 Wilford Hall Medical Center (WHMC) - Internal Medicine Internship & Residency-San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC), San Antonio, TX
1997 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, School of Medicine - MD, Bethesda, MD
1992 University of California, San Diego - BS Biochemistry and Cell Biology, San Diego, CA
1989 Southwestern College - AS Chemistry with Honors, Chula Vista, CA


Colonel (Dr.) Rechell G. Rodriguez is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). She is the USUHS Associate Dean for Regional Education & Academic Support providing faculty development at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, David Grant Medical Center, and Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital. She is an active duty Air Force Internal Medicine faculty member. On faculty of USUHS, Department of Medicine since 2005, she was the Clerkship Director of the Internal Medicine Clerkships Program from 2005-2016. She co-directed the oversight of 7 Internal Medicine clerkship sites across the Military Health System at Madigan Army Medical Center, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Antonio Military Health System, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, and District of Columbia VA Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include Internal Medicine, the Stanford Faculty Development Center-Clinical Teacher Program, and faculty development for undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, and continuing medical education. She was the Chair, GMEC Faculty Development subcommittee at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) from 2013-2016 where she provided institution-wide faculty development initiatives through her creation and delivery of the annual New Teaching Faculty Orientation Course, the annual New Chief Resident Symposium, the quarterly Women in Medicine seminars, the Stanford Faculty Development Center-Clinical Teacher courses, and 62 faculty development resources online via New Innovations. From 2000-2016 she served as core faculty for 3 different Internal Medicine Residency Programs to include David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB; Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB; and San Antonio Military Medical Center, previously known as Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, TX. She was appointed by the Air Force Surgeon General LTG Charles Green to be the American College of Physicians (ACP), Governor of the Air Force Chapter from 2010-2013. Through her leadership, the Chapter held 3 annual meetings, received 3 Chapter Excellence Awards and the John Tooker Evergreen Award for the collaborative efforts of holding the first ever Tri-Service Military ACP meeting in 2012.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

2006 Air Force Excellence in Clinical or Academic Teaching (MF) Special Experience Identifier (SEI)

2013 Air Force Clinical Academic Grand Master (ME) Special Experience Identifier (SEI)

2014 LTG Paul K. Carlton SAUSHEC Outstanding Faculty Award

2015 USUHS School of Medicine Dean’s Impact Award

2017 American College of Physicians (ACP) Laureate Award


Rodriguez RG, Hawley-Molloy JS. Revamping Journal Club for the Millennial Learner. Journal of Graduate Medical Education 9 (3):377-378, Jun 2017. PMID 28638526

Hemmer PA, Dadekian GA, Terndrup C, Pangaro LN, Weisbrod AB, Corriere MD, Rodriguez R, Short P, Kelly WF. Regular Formal Evaluation Sessions are Effective as Frame-of-Reference Training for Faculty Evaluators of Clerkship Students. Journal of General Internal Medicine 15 (7): epub, 2015. PMID 26173519

Nagy CJ, Zernzach RC, Jones WS, Bowe SN, Rodriguez RG. Quality improvement and patient safety milestones for the continuum of physician development. Journal of Graduate Medical Education 6 (4):793-794, Dec. 2014. PMID 25512808

Rodriguez RG, Pangaro LN. AM Last Page: Mapping the ACGME Competencies to the RIME Framework. Academic Medicine 87(12):1781, 2012. PMID 23187923

Rodriguez R., Mai, D. The Hidden Curriculum. Military Medicine 177 (9):999-1001, 2012. PMID 23025126

Varma J, Rodriguez R, and Mansi IA. Reasoning and evidence-based medicine: common pitfalls. Southern Medical Journal 105(3):167-172, 2012. PMID 22392214

Denton GD, Rodriguez R, Hemmer PA, Harder J, Short P, and Hanson JL. A Prospective Controlled Trial of the Influence of a Geriatrics Home Visit Program on Medical Student Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes towards Care of the Elderly. Journal of General Internal Medicine 24(5):599-605, 2009. PMID 19294472

King MM, Rasnake MS, Rodriguez RG, Riley NJ, Stamm JA. Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheter-associated Thrombosis: Retrospective Analysis of Clinical Risk Factors in Adult Patients. Southern Medical Journal 99(10):1073-1077, 2006. PMID 17100027

Rodriguez, R. Hemmer, P. Descriptive Evaluation of Students on Clinical Rotations. Alliance for Clinical Education Guidebook for Clerkship Directors, 4th edition, B.Morgenstern, general editor, Gegensatz Press, 2012

Rodriguez, R. Hemmer, P. Descriptive Evaluations and Clinical Performance Evaluations in the Workplace. Alliance for Clinical Education Handbook on Medical Student Evaluation and Assessment, 1st edition, L. Pangaro and W. McGaghie, editors, Gegensatz Press, 2015