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Amy M. Corcoran, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Medical Director , Penn-Wissahickon Hospice
Fellow, Institute on Aging, University of Pennsylvania
Director of Medical Education, Penn-Wissahickon Hospice
Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Ralston-Penn Center
3615 Chestnut St, Rm 322
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BS (Honors Biology)
University of Richmond, 1998.
MD/MS (Medical Science)
American University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine, 2003.
Post-Graduate Training
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, 2003-2006.
Geriatric Medicine Clinical Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2006-2007.
Palliative Medicine Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA , 2007-2008.
Clinical Teaching Course, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 2008-2008.
Palliative Care Education Program, Harvard University, Boston, MA, 2008-2008.
Core Curriculum, American Medical Directors Association, New Brunswick, NJ, 2010-2010.
Scholar, Duke University Mini-Fellowship in Long-Term Care Education, Durham, NC, 2011-2011.
Master in Health Professions Education, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011-present.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006.
Geriatric Medicine, 2007.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2008.
Certified Medical Director (CMD) American Medical Directors Association, 2011.
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Description of Research Expertise

Medical Education

Description of Clinical Expertise

Geriatric Palliative Medicine

Description of Other Expertise

Long-Term Care

Selected Publications

Jeurkar N, Kim EG, Poon C, Bradway C, Zvi G, Corcoran A: Teaching Others Palliative Care Communication Skills: Piloting an Interdisciplinary Workshop Focused on the Care of Older Adults with Life-Limiting Illness. AAHPM and HPNA Annual Assembly, San Diego, CA March 2014.

Corcoran AM, True G, Charles N, Margo KL: Geriatric Palliative Care: Do Medical Student Narrative Reflections After a Hospice Clinical Experience Link to Geriatric Competencies? Gerontology and Geriatric Education Page: electronic, June 2013.

Dostal, P and Corcoran, AM: Pilot Medical Student Nursing Home Experience – A Common Place Where Older Adults Transition. American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Grape Vine, TX May 2013.

Corcoran AM, Lysaght S, LaMarra D, Ersek M: Pilot of a Three-Station Palliative Care OSCE for Multidisciplinary Trainees. Journal of Nursing Education March 2013.

Perechocky, A, DeLisser, H, Ciampa, R, Browing, J, Shea, J, Corcoran, A: Piloting A Medical Student Observational Experience With Hospital-Based Chaplains. Research In Medical Education (RIME) Conference 2013.

Dunn R, Sullivan M, Francol M, Gayraud L, Shay P, Morgan B, Ha YP, Schneider R, Corcoran A, Wiltse Nicely K : Readiness for Interprofessional Education Differs Between Nursing and Medical Students. Research In Medical Education (RIME) Conference 2013.

Corcoran AM, True G, Charles N, Margo KL: Geriatric Palliative Care: what do medical students find most meaningful from a hospice experience? Research In Medical Education (RIME) Conference 2013.

Sullivan M, Dunn, R, Fracol M, Gayraud L, Morgan B, Shay P, Ha YP, Schneider R, Wiltse Nicely K, Corcoran A : Student Perceptions of the Need for Interprofessional Education. Research In Medical Education (RIME) Conference 2013.

Colson E, Schaeffer P, Miller RK, Corcoran A, Witse K, Hafler J, Warner ML, Meyer JS: Faculty Perspectives about Facilitators and Barriers to Interprofessional Education (IPE)of Healthcare Students. Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) 2013 Annual Retreat 2013.

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