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Jennifer Best, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (DOM)
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, UW School of Medicine
Associate Program Director for Resident Professional Development, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Education & Training

MD, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 2000
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, WA, 2000-2003

Professional Interests

Hospital Medicine
Vulnerable Populations
Care Transitions
Educational Climate
Healthcare Systems Education


Alpha Omega Alpha
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Fellow, Society of Hospital Medicine
Resident Excellence in Teaching Award, 2002, 2003
Chief Resident in Medicine, 2003-2004
Clinician-Educator of the Year, Northwest Region of the Society for General Internal Medicine, 2012

Selected Publications

Best JA. 2009. A piece of my mind. Is there a doctor in the house? JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 301(21):2191-2.
Best JA, Young A. 2009. A SAFE DC: a conceptual framework for care of the homeless inpatient. Journal of hospital medicine : an official publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine. 4(6):375-81.
Best JA, Smith MW. 2010. Spontaneous retroperitoneal hematoma originating at lumbar arteries in context of cirrhosis. Journal of hospital medicine : an official publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine. 5(5):E4-5.
Schleyer AM, Best JA et al. The Advocate for Clinical Education: A Point of Care Coaching and Feedback Model for Resident Education in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. SHM Academic Hospital Medicine Leadership Summit 2010, Washington DC.
Best JA. Improvement happens: an interview with Furman McDonald MD MPH. J Gen Intern Med 2011 (epub ahead of print: doi:10/1007/s11606-011-1790-x)