University of Pittsburgh

Presenter's Biography
B. Price Kerfoot, MD

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B. Price Kerfoot, MD

B. Price Kerfoot, MD is an assistant professor of surgery (urology) at Harvard Medical School and a staff urologist at the VA Boston Healthcare System.

His research over the last six years has focused on using rigorous clinical trial methodologies to assess the efficacy and acceptability of online educational methods. Through this educational research, Dr. Kerfoot has developed a new form of online learning termed “spaced education.”

In nine large randomized trials, spaced education has been shown to improve knowledge acquisition, boost knowledge retention, improve students’ ability to self-assess their performance, and change clinician behavior.

In nine large randomized trials, spaced education has been shown to improve knowledge acquisition, boost knowledge retention, improve students’ ability to self-assess their performance, and change clinician behavior. His work recently received the William Felch/Wyeth Research in Education Award from the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education.

Dr. Kerfoot is the recipient of the Rising Star in Urology Research Award from the American Urological Association Foundation and a K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).     

Continuing Medical Education

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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.

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