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Valerie J. Lang, M.D., M.H.P.E.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-4912

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

  • Professor - Department of Medicine , Hospital Medicine (SMD)
  • Professor of Clinical Nursing - Department of SON Adjuncts (SON) - Joint

Patient Care Setting

Hospital Medicine

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Lang has been an internal medicine hospitalist at the University of Rochester since 2000. She is the Senior Associate Division Chief for Hospital Medicine and Director of the Hospital Medicine Faculty Development program. She is the inaugural Director of Meliora in Medicine, a 2-year course and 4-year thread throughout the medical school curriculum. She directed the Medicine Clerkship for 13 years and is a past president of Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine. Dr. Lang co-led the development of the Aquifer Internal Medicine and Aquifer High Value Care national on-line virtual patient courses and currently serves as Academic Director of Assessment of Clinical Decision Making at Aquifer. Her research interests focus on medical education, including the teaching and assessment of clinical reasoning, virtual patients, and faculty development.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

1997
MD | SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse

2010
MPH | University of Illinois School of Public Health

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1998 - 06/30/2000
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1997 - 06/30/1998
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

Awards

2021
Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges

2019
Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, MD Service Award
Sponsor: Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine

2019
Ruth-Marie E. Fincher, MD Service Award
Sponsor: Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine

2019
Faculty Academic Mentoring Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2015
Harry L. Segal Prize for Excellence in Third Year Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Location: Rochester, NY

2009
Louis N. Pangaro Educational Program Development Award; Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine

2009
Fellow, Society of Hospital Medicine

2005
Fellow, American College of Physicians

2004 - 2006
Jules Cohen Dean's Teaching Fellowship

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Publications

Journal Articles

3/7/2022
Gordon D, Rencic JJ, Lang VJ, Thomas A, Young M, Durning SJ. "Advancing the assessment of clinical reasoning across the health professions: Definitional and methodologic recommendations." Perspectives on medical education.. 2022 Mar 7; Epub 2022 Mar 07.

10/8/2021
Shen JY, Mendelson DA, Lang VJ. "Transforming an orthopaedic unit into an "Age-Friendly" unit through implementation of the American Geriatrics Society's CoCare®: Ortho program." Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2021 Oct 8; Epub 2021 Oct 08.

7/3/2021
Oldham MA, Lang VJ, Hopkin JL, Maeng DD. "Proactive Integration of Mental Health Care in Hospital Medicine: PRIME Medicine." . 2021 Jul 3; Epub 2021 Jul 03.

Books & Chapters

2015
Chapter Title: Assessment of Clinical Reasoning
Book Title: Teaching Clinical Reasoning
Author List: Lang V, Schuwirth L, Durning SJ, Rencic JJ
Edited By: Trowbridge RL, Rencic JJ, and Durning SJ
Published By: American College of Physicians 2015

2011
Chapter Title: Approach to the Altered Mental State
Book Title: Internal Medicine Essentials for Clerkship Students
Author List: Lang VJ.
Published By: American College of Physicians 2011

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