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Albert Alden Lecture: Advancing Competency-Based Medical Education in Psychiatry– A Systems Approach to Assessment


John Q. Young, MD, MPP, PhD

Albert Alden Lecture Dr. Young is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Zucker Hillside Hospital, and oversees behavioral health at Northwell. Previously, he served as vice chair for education in the department of psychiatry at the Zucker School of Medicine and Zucker Hillside Hospital. He also directed the Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Zucker Hillside and chaired the Curriculum Committee, which oversees the four-year curriculum at the Zucker School of Medicine. Dr. Young's research has focused on improving quality and patient safety in the clinical learning workplace. Particularly, he has made important contributions to multiple literatures, including cognitive load, handoffs and patient safety; the 'July Effect'; professional identity formation; and workplace-based assessment in psychiatry. He has published extensively in the leading medical education journals. He served as associate editor for AHRQ's WebM&M (2009-2013) and now serves as associate editor for Perspectives on Medical Education and as an invited member of the International Competency-Based Medical Education Collaborative. Throughout his career, he has participated in local patient safety committees and led efforts to incorporate quality improvement processes into ambulatory settings. Prior to his career in medicine, he did human rights work in southern Africa and Asia and served as legislative director for an assemblywoman in the California State Legislature where he helped lead several important health policy initiatives. Link to join:


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