James Fox, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, was named a 2017 Duke AHEAD fellow at the annual meeting on Monday, October 16. The fellow member level recognizes educators who are early in their careers as health professions educators but who are demonstrating the potential for major and on-going contributions to health professions education within Duke AHEAD or Duke Health. In addition, his group was awarded funding for the project entitled, "Identifying key virtues among health professions that are vital for patient care."
Fox is a clinician-educator whose clinical practice is based in the Duke Pediatric emergency department. His educational efforts are directed at learners across the medical education spectrum: from medical, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant students to residents/fellow to experienced clinicians. In addition to teaching about clinical entities he commonly encounters on a day-to-day basis in the Pediatric emergency department, Fox has special interests in clinical decision making (specifically the transition from novice to expert thinking), diagnostic errors, and evidence-based clinical practice.