University of Pittsburgh

Presenter's Biography
David M. Irby, PhD

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David M. Irby, PhD

Dr. David Irby is vice dean for education, professor of medicine and director of the Office of Medical Education at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and a senior scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he co-directed a national study on the professional preparation of physicians (Cooke M, Irby DM, O’Brien BC. Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010). 

For his research on clinical teaching and leadership in medical education, he has received awards from the American Educational Research Association, the National Board of Medical Examiners, Harvard Medical School, Graceland University, and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  He earned a doctorate in education from the University of Washington, a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary and a postdoctoral fellowship in academic administration from Harvard Medical School.

Continuing Medical Education


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.10 continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to 1.0 contact hours.