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George C. Mejicano M.D., M.S.

    • Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases School of Medicine
    • Senior Associate Dean, Education Office of the Dean School of Medicine

Dr. Mejicano has a Master’s degree in adult education from the University of Wisconsin. His educational interests include competency-based medical education and outcomes assessment. He has done research on how education can lead to improvements in medical practice and was awarded the Felch Award for Research in Continuing Medical Education by the Alliance for CME in 2002. He currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Education at OHSU where he oversees the entire educational portfolio – UME, GME, CME/CPD, graduate studies and faculty development – for the School of Medicine. He is the leader of OHSU’s team working on the AAMC’s pilot program studying the 13 Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency and is the PI of a five-year, $1 million grant from the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education strategic initiative.  

Dr. Mejicano has served on the Board of Directors of the ACCME and is the recipient of the Bob Razkowski “Hero Award” from that organization. He worked as a consultant for the ABMS regarding Maintenance of Certification and he served as the President of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions. He is the Chair Elect of the AMA’s Academic Physicians Section and also serves as the Chair of the Continuing Education and Improvement Section of the AAMC’s Group on Educational Affairs. In June 2017, he will begin his first term as a member of the LCME – the body that accredits allopathic medical schools in the United States. Finally, he has received numerous teaching awards from students, residents, and faculty peers, and he is a sought after speaker who has given hundreds of national and international presentations during his career on clinical and educational topics.


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Areas of interest

  • Competency-based Medical Education
  • Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs)
  • Educational Outcomes and Assessment
  • Improving Patient Care through Education


  • M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Illinois 1986
  • M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Illinois 1990
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison 1996
  • Residency:

    • Internal medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, 1993
  • Fellowship:

    • Infectious diseases, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, 1995
    • Academic Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, 1996
  • Certifications:

    • Internal Medicine 1993-2023, diplomate
    • Infectious Diseases 1996-2026, diplomate

Honors and awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Memberships and associations

  • Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions
  • American Medical Association
  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Oregon Medical Association


  • "Preparing for bioterrorism" Wisconsin Medical Journal  2002
  • "The epidemiology of physician learning" Medical Teacher  2002
  • "Defining characteristics of educational competencies" Medical Education March 2008
  • "Distorted perceptions of competence and incompetence are more than regression effects" Advances in Health Sciences Education August 2006
  • "Organoapatites" Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials March 1993
  • "Anion channel in basolateral cortical membranes of the rabbit kidney" Mineral and Electrolyte Metabolism  1992
  • "Clinical decision support systems use in Wisconsin" Wisconsin Medical Journal  2007
  • "Factors contributing to successful interorganizational collaboration" Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions September 2011
  • "Advancing public health through continuing education of health care professionals" Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions September 2011
  • "Learning to use learning resources during medical school and residency" Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA April 2005
  • "Vertebral osteomyelitis due to Candida species" Clinical Infectious Diseases August 15 2001
  • "Fungal pathogenesis" Mycopathologia February 2005
  • "Perspective" Academic Medicine December 2008
  • "Erratum" Clinical Infectious Diseases May 15 2007
  • "Modeling physician practice change using the Integrated Systems Model" Wisconsin Medical Journal August 2009
  • "Web resources for antimicrobial resistance [2]" Clinical Infectious Diseases March 15 2007
  • "Physician Practice Change I" Academic Medicine August 2009
  • "Building a competency-based curriculum" Advances in Health Sciences Education  2010
  • "Phorbol-ester is bound specifically to renal luminal membranes and stimulates the Na-H antiporter" Research Communications in Molecular Pathology and Pharmacology  1988
  • "Infections acquired during cardiopulmonary resuscitation" Annals of Internal Medicine November 15 1998
  • "Organization development strategies for continuing medical education." Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions  2001
  • "Physician Practice Change II" Academic Medicine August 2009
  • "Fostering the Development of Master Adaptive Learners" Academic Medicine August 16 2016
  • "Applying the institutional review board data repository approach to manage ethical considerations in evaluating and studying medical education" Medical Education Online  2016
  • "Implementing an Entrustable Professional Activities Framework in Undergraduate Medical Education" Academic Medicine January 3 2017
  • "Assessing learning in the adaptive curriculum" Medical Teacher August 3 2018
  • "In Reply to Ullman" Academic Medicine April 1 2019
  • "Beyond the United States Medical Licensing Examination Score" Academic Medicine July 1 2019
  • "Describing the Journey and Lessons Learned Implementing a Competency-Based, Time-Variable Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum" Academic Medicine March 1 2018

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