University of Pittsburgh

Presenter's Biography
Larry Gruppen, PhD

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Larry Gruppen, PhD

Larry Gruppen is chair of the Department of Medical Education at the University of Michigan Medical School where he holds an endowed chair as the Josiah Macy, Jr., Professor of Medical Education.

His research interests center around the development of expertise, knowledge and performance assessment, self-regulated learning, evidence-based medicine, and educational leadership development. He has held the offices of president of the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education and chair of the Association of American Medical College’s Central Group on Educational Affairs. He was also the founding chair of the AAMC’s Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) program.

Dr. Gruppen has over 80 peer-reviewed publications on a variety of topics in medical education and presents regularly at national and international professional meetings. He has directed the University of Michigan Medical School’s Medical Education Scholars Program since its inception in 1998 and teaches courses on assessment and evaluation and the development of expertise in the University of Michigan School of Education’s Masters concentration in professions education.

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.