Thomas J. Beckman, M.D.
The primary research interest of Thomas J. Beckman, M.D., is medical education with concentrations in clinical teaching, assessment and scale design.
His studies have addressed professionalism, physician well-being, quality improvement, graduate medical education, continuing medical education (CME) and quality of reporting in the literature.
Dr. Beckman's clinical experience began as a U.S. Navy Diving Medical Officer. While on active duty, he graduated from the Navy dive school and served with three dive commands in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; treated decompression illness, near drowning and other diving injuries; and educated physicians and technicians on diving and undersea medicine.
Dr. Beckman's current clinical focus is men's health. His interests are benign prostatic hyperplasia, sexual dysfunction and interpretation of elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA).
Significance to patient care
The goals of research in medical education are to improve the understanding of best teaching practices and enhance learning across the spectrum of education, from medical school to continuous professional development.
Ultimately, research in medical education should improve health care and serve the needs of patients.
Advanced General Internal Medicine
Biology, Maxima Cum Laude
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