Gary Ferenchick, MD

Gary  Ferenchick
  • Professor
  • Director of Just-In-Time, Shared Discovery Program
  • Division of General Internal Medicine
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  • Clinician at MSU Specialty Center, Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Clinic Address: 4650 South Hagadorn Road Suite 100, East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Clinic: 517-353-4941
  • Academic Address: 909 Wilson Road, Room 124, East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Academic: 517-353-3730

Academic Support Staff: Jinie Shirey

For clinical appointments and patient-care questions: please contact Internal Medicine Clinic at 517-353-4941


I have been actively involved in medical education for the majority of my career. Nationally, I have been actively involved in the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) organization, serving as its president in 2000. I was awarded CDIM Ruth Marie Fincher award for service; additionally in 2004 I was given a National Award for Scholarship in Medical Education by the Society of General Internal Medicine. I have also been active in faculty development, having developed a widely presented workshop entitled Teaching in the Ambulatory Setting which I have presented dozens of times nationally since 2000, at institutions such as Rush Medical School, University of Georgia and the University of Rochester. This workshop was founded on educational principles of active, efficient and effective learner engagement in patient care, and was the focus of a series of articles I authored and co-authored in Academic Medicine in 1997, and a book entitled Teaching in Your Office, co-authored and was published by the American College of Physicians. I have developed several key educational initiatives during my tenure, the most recent being a technology enhanced strategy to increase the frequency and specificity of faculty directed assessment of observed student clinical skills in authentic clinical settings. This has resulted in over 5000 documented student-faculty observations in our geographically dispersed system. This work was presented at the 2012 CDIM Meeting, the 2013 Central Group on Educational Affairs and the 2013 Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting and at the Mobile Computing in Medical Education at Indiana University in May. Finally, I have been funded by Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) pre-doctoral training in primary care grants, from 2002 through 2008 as both a co-investigator and principal investigator.



Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Human MedicineEast Lansing, Michigan
Residency: Michigan State University, Internal Medicine Residency Program, East Lansing, Michigan 
Post-Doctoral Fellow: General Medicine Faculty Development, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan


American Board of Internal Medicine


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