Valerie J. Lang, M.D.

Valerie J. Lang, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box MED/HMU
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-4912
Fax: (585) 276-2144

Professional Bio

Dr. Lang has been an internal medicine hospitalist at the University of Rochester since 2000. She directs the 3rd year Inpatient Medicine Clerkship, the Medicine Sub-Internship, and the Hospital Medicine Faculty Development program. Her research interests focus on medical education, including the teaching and assessment of clinical reasoning, motivation with on-line learning, and the development of teaching scripts. She serves on the council of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine and is an Editor-in-Chief of the SIMPLE on-line virtual patient program.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Louis N. Pangaro Educational Program Development Award; Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine 2009
Fellow, Society of Hospital Medicine 2009
Fellow, American College of Physicians 2005
Jules Cohen Dean's Teaching Fellowship 2004 - 2006

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 12 available »

Lang VJ, O'Connor AB, Blatt A, Gracey C. "Collaborative development of teaching scripts: An efficient faculty development approach for a busy clinical teaching unit". Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2012; 7: 644-648.
Nixon LJ;Aiyer M;Durning SJ;Gouveia C;Kogan JR;Lang VJ;ten Cate O;Hauer KE. "Educating clerkship students in the era of duty hour restrictions". American Journal of Medicine. 2011; 124(7): 671-676.
O'Connor AB, Lang VJ, Bordley DR. "Restructuring an inpatient resident service to improve outcomes for residents, students and patients". Academic Medicine. 2011; : 86,1500-1507.
Berman N.; Fall, LH.; Chessman A.; Dell MR.; Lang VJ.; Nixon LJ.; Leong SL.; Smith S. "A collaborative model for developing and maintaining virtual patients for medical education". Medical Teacher. 2011; 33: 319-324.
Lang VJ;Mooney CJ;O'Connor AB;Bordley DR; Lurie SJ. "Association between hand-off patients and subject exam performance in medicine clerkship students". Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2009; 24(4): 1018-22.


Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


MD | Medicine | SUNY Upstate Medical Center1997
BS | Biology | Allegheny College1992
Masters of Health Professions Education program, in progress | Attended: Present

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1998 - 06/30/2000
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1997 - 06/30/1998