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afran Joyce G. Afran, MD
Assistant Professor

Email: afranjo@rwjms.rutgers.edu

Dr. Afran’s principal focus, in addition to patient care, is medical student education. Dr. Afran is responsible for multiple medical student courses and experiences at Rutgers RWJMS focusing on communications and clinical skills, interprofessional education and patient centered practice.

Education

Institution and Location Degree Year Conferred Field of Study
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA BS 1983 Biology
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA MD 1987 Medicine
Somerset Family Practice Residency, Somerville, NJ   1987 – 1990 Family Practice


Professional Experience

2015-present Director Primary Ambulatory Community Clerkship Experience, RWJMS
2013-present RWJMS designee RBHS Faculty Interprofessional Education Advisory Council
1998-present Director, Predoctoral Education, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers RWJMS
1998-present Director, Clerkship in Family Medicine, Rutgers RWJMS
2008-present Course Director, Patient Centered Medicine Year 3 and Year 4
2006-present Co-course Director, Patient Centered Medicine, required course for M1 and M2 RWJMS students, including Director Human Sexuality Program 2010 - present
2005-present Preceptor Promise Clinic – student clinic for underserved
1994-present UMG Family Medicine at Monument Square, New Brunswick, New Jersey
2002-2003 Review Committee of the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
2000-2008 Course Director, Patient Centered Medicine Year 3 and Year 4
2006-present Co-course Director, Patient Centered Medicine, required course for M1 and M2 RWJMS students, including Director Human Sexuality Program 2010 - present
2005-present Preceptor Promise Clinic – student clinic for underserved
1994-present UMG Family Medicine at Monument Square, New Brunswick, New Jersey
2002-2003 Review Committee of the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
2000-2008 Member, Academic Standing Committee
1999-2002 Member, Curriculum Committee, UMDNJ – RWJMS
1997-2006 Co-Director, Alternative and Complementary Medicine Elective
1997-2000 Hearing Body for Student Rights, UMDNJ - RWJMS, Chair 1998-2000
1995-2006 Course Director, Introduction to the Patient, required Year 1 RWJMS students
1994-1997 Associate Director, Predoctoral Programs in Family Medicine RWJMS
1993-1994 Preceptor, Somerset Family Practice Residency Program, Somerville, NJ
1991-1992 Volunteer Clinical Instructor, Physical Diagnosis, UMDNJ-RWJMS
1990-1994 Associate, Plainsboro Family Physicians, Plainsboro, NJ


Honors and Awards

2012 Excellence in Teaching Award, selected by Trustees of the Foundation UMDNJ
2011 Excellence in Teaching for Family Medicine, selected by RWJMS Class of 2011


Grants and Contracts

  • Project Director multiple HRSA primary care training grants, 1997-2016
  • Co-Project Investigator AMA Accelerating Change in Medical Education, “Improving Chronic Illness Care and Population Health at Home: Maximizing Integrated Care Delivery Through Interprofessional Learner teams, 2016-2019
  • Co-Project Investigator, Longitudinal Integrated Communication Skills Curriculum and Faculty Development Workshop, UMDNJ – RWJMS Curriculum Committee Educational Grants for Curriculum Development


Publications

Terregino CA, Like RC, Steptoe RJ, Lewis E, Parks KR, Afran J, Glendinning D, Tobia A, Liu M, Greenwald B, and Graham MA. Patient-Centered Care for Warriors, Veterans, and their Families: An Interprofessional Modular Curriculum; MedEdPORTAL Publication, 2016.

Selected Peer Reviewed Presentations:

  • November 2015, Emerging Solutions for Interprofessional Faculty Development, AAMC Annual Medical Education Conf., Baltimore, MD with K. Huggett, N. Saks, G. Jacobs
  • October 2015, Transforming Existing Curricular Components into Interprofessional Learning Opportunities, CABV, Roanoke, VA, with J. Schwenkler, MD
  • February 2014, “Service Learning: Are we meeting our intended goals for students and the community?” Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Medical Student Education Conference, Nashville, TN with S. Giordano
  • January 2011, “Peer Teaching: Understanding the Characteristics of the Peer Teacher,” STFM Annual Medical Student Education Conference, Houston, TX
  • January 2011, Poster: A Path Into Family Medicine: Empirical Evidence from M2 Summer Assistantship, STFM Annual Medical Student Education Conf., Houston, TX with JA Looney
  • January 2009, “Beyond the Clinical Office: Enhancing Medical Education through Community Experience,” STFM Annual Predoctoral Education Conference, Savannah, GA, with JA Looney
  • January, 2005, “Teaching the Soft Stuff:  Converting the non-believer,” STFM Annual Predoctoral Education Conference, Albuquerque, NM, with Marian Stuart, PhD
  • February 2, 2003, "Service-Learning in the Family Medicine Clerkship: Nurturing Students’ Passion for Making a Difference in the Community," STFM Annual Predoctoral Education Conference, Austin, TX
  • October, 2001, "Feedback and Evaluation of the Medical Student in your Office," STFM Northeast Regional Conference, Philadelphia, PA
  • January 28, 2000, “Teaching Communication Skills for Working with Diverse Populations,” STFM Annual Predoctoral Education Conference, San Antonio, TX
  • April, 1999, Poster, “Introduction to the Patient: Expanding Educational Resources and Experiences in the Community,” AAMC Annual Student Affairs Conference, RI
  • April 24, 1998, “Teaching About Complementary/Alternative Medicine: An Integrative Force in a Family Medicine Department” 31st STFM Annual Spring Conference, Chicago, IL
  • February, 1997, “Community-based Education: A Model for Early Clinical Exposure,” Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Predoctoral Education Conference, Orlando, Fl