Educators Across the Health Care Spectrum Series

The Educators Across the Health Care Spectrum Series is a cross-disciplinary educational activity organised by the CPD Division at Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar (WCM-Q). This interactive series brings bi-annual visitors from world-class scholars who will speak on topics that will strengthen residents, medical students, faculty and other health care professionals' understanding of significant topics in health education.

Curriculum Development for Health Professional Education


Dr. Kern is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his B.A. from Princeton in 1966, his M.D. from Harvard in 1971, and his M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins in 1978. He interned at Rush Presbyterian - St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago, and, after two years in the U.S.P.H.S. Indian Health Service in Arizona, completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at Baltimore City Hospitals in 1979. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar fellow at Johns Hopkins from 1976-1978. He served as Co-Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with Dr. Randy Barker from 1986-2005 and sole Director from 2005-2011...[Read More]

Press Release
WCM-Q shares curriculum development know-how with the healthcare community
Lecture Material
Lecture 1: Six-Step Approach to Curriculum Development
Lecture 2: Curriculum Development as a Path to Scholarship and Publication
Workshop Material
Curriculum Development Half-Day Workshop


  • Kern DE, Thomas PA, Hughes MT, eds. Curriculum Development for Medical Education: A Six-Step Approach. 2nd ed. Baltimore (MD): Johns Hopkins University Press; 2009.
  • Kern DE, Thomas PA. What do leaders need to know about curriculum planning? In Pangaro L, ed. Leadership Careers in Medical Education. Philadelphia: ACP Press, American College of Physicians; 2010. p. 101-127.
  • Thomas PA, Kern DE. From curricular goals to instruction: choosing methods of instruction. In: Skeff KM, Stratos GA. Methods for teaching medicine. Philadelphia: ACP Press, American College of Physicians; 2010. p. 15-47.