Steven J Durning


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Director, Center for Health Professions Education (CHPE) and vice chair, Department of Medicine
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
clinical reasoning
assessment of individuals and programs


BS, The Pennsylvania State University
MD, The University of Pittsburgh
Internal Medicine Residency, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
PhD, Maastricht University, NL


Dr. Durning is a professor of medicine and pathology at the Uniformed Services University (USU) and is the founding Director of the Center for Health Professions Education. He received his MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh and he practices general internal medicine. He received his PhD from Maastricht University, which addressed the influence of contextual factors on clinical reasoning. As an educator, mentors graduate students and faculty, teaches in the HPE program and also directs a second year medical school course on clinical reasoning. Dr. Durning holds appointments in the departments of medicine and pathology.

Dr Durning has published over 400 peer reviewed manuscripts and has won over 10 million dollars in educational grant funding. He has written multiple books and he has served on numerous leadership positions with the AAMC, NBME, AMEE, ABIM and others.

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