Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Center for Research in Medical Education & Health Care


The Center for Research in Medical Education and Health Care produces a variety of publications, including books, peer-reviewed journals and newsletters. Center faculty and staff collaborate in scholarly work with other Sidney Kimmel Medical College faculty and publish and present medical education and health services research projects in U.S. and international journals and at scientific meetings.

Center Publications

Bu P, Veloski JJ, Ankam NS. Effects of a brief curricular intervention on medical students' attitudes toward people with disabilities in healthcare settings. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2016, 95 (12):939-945.

De Palma R, Fortuna D, Hegarty S, Louis DZ, Melotti RM, Moro ML. L’assistenza nel fine vita in oncologia: Valutazioni da dati amministrativi in Emilia-Romagna. Dossier 259-2016. Regione Emilia-Romagna, Bologna. Dec 2016.

Hojat, M. Empathy in Health Professions Education and Patient Care. New York; Springer International 2016.

Hojat, M., DeSantis, J., & Gonnella, JS. Patient perceptions of clinician’s empathy: Measurement and psychometrics. Journal of Patient Experience, 2017;4: 78-83.

Hojat, M., Gonnella, JS. Emotional domains of empathy matters, too. (Letter to the Editor). Academic Medicine, 2017; 92: 1218-1219.

Hojat M, Gonnella JS. What matters more about the Interpersonal Reactivity Index and the Jefferson Scale of Empathy? Their underlying constructs or their relationship with pertinent measures of clinical competence and patient care? (Invited Commentary). Academic Medicine 2017; Jun;92(6):743-745.

LoSasso AA, Lemberton, CE, Sammom M, Berg KT, Caruso JW, Cass, J, Hojat M. Enhancing student empathetic engagement, history-taking, and communication skills during electronic medical record use in patient care. Academic Medicine 2017; 92(7):1022-1027.

Louis D, Hegarty, S, Leoni M, De Palma R, Varga S, Melotti R. Variation in hospital utilization at the end of life for patients with cancer in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Tumori, Open Access. [Epub ahead of print] August 5, 2016. doi: 10.5301/tj.5000544

Michalec, B, Grbic, D, Veloski, JJ, Cuddy, MM, Hafferty, FW. Predicting peer nominations among medical students: A social network approach. Academic Medicine 2016; 91(6):847-852.

McTighe, A, DiTomasso, R.A, Felgoise, S, Hojat, M. Correlation between standardized patients’ perceptions of osteopathic medical students and students’ self-rated empathy. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 2016; 116 (10):640-646.

McTighe, AJ, Ditomasso, RA, Felgoise, S, Hojat, M. Effect of medical education on empathy in osteopathic medical students. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 2016; 116 (10):668-674.

Modi, A, Fascelli, M, Daitch, Z, Hojat, M. Evaluating the relationship between participation in student-run free clinics and changes in empathy in medical students. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 2017; 8 (3):122-126.

Varga S, Alcusky M, Keith SW, Hegarty SE, Del Canale S, Lombardi M, Maio V. Hospitalization Rates during Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in a Large Population-Based Cohort of Older Adults. Br J Clin Pharm. 2017 Jul 1; ePub ahead of print.