University of Pittsburgh

Presenter's Biography
Georges Bordage, MD, PhD

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Georges Bordage, MD, PhD

Dr. Bordage is French Canadian (Acadian) and completed his MD degree at Laval University (Québec City, 1973), a master’s degree in Biometry at Case Western Reserve University (1976), and a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology at Michigan State University (1982). 

He is also the recipient of four honorary doctoral degrees from the Université de Sherbrooke (1999), Université de Moncton (2002), Université Catholique de Louvain, Bruxelles (2004), and Université Laval (2007). 

From 1978 to 1992, Dr. Bordage was the founding director of a Master's degree program in Health Sciences Education at Laval and was the director of the Master's degree program in Health Professions Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1992 to 2003.  He is a visiting professor at the University of Bern in Switzerland and the University of Tokyo in Japan.  He was recently made an Honorary Citizen of the City of Angoulême in France (near Poitiers and LaRochelle), where his ancestors came from.

He chaired the Group on Educational Affairs of the Association of American Medical Colleges (1995-96). He is the chair of the Editorial Board of Medical Education and a founding member of the Revue de Pédagogie Médicale.  Dr. Bordage is the 2005 recipient of the Abraham Flexner Award of the American Association of Medical Colleges, the Association’s highest distinction.  He was the 1994 recipient of the John P. Hubbard Award from the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), a member of the board of the NBME (1994-2002), the recipient of the 2002 Division I American Education Research Association Distinguished Career Award, and the recipient of the 1999 Merrel Flair Award of the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs.  He was made a Fellow of the American Education Research Association (2009).

He teaches courses in Scholarship and Current Issues in Health Professions Education, Research Design and Grant Writing, and Scientific Writing.  His research includes the study of clinical reasoning, in particular, the organization of medical knowledge in memory and its effect on diagnostic reasoning; written and oral assessment of clinical competence (the key features concept); and scientific writing.

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.