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Mary G Turco, EdD

Title(s):
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
Consultant, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Center for Learning and Professional Development
Fellow, Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education
Immediate Past President, Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education
Co-Chair, World Congress on CPD

Department(s):
Medicine

Education:
EdD, Harvard University - Graduate School of Education
MALS, Dartmouth College
AB, Simmons College

Programs:
Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences

Websites:
http://med.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/ce.html
http://www.sacme.org
http://worldcongresscpd.org
https://shop.lww.com/Continuing-Professional-Development-in-Medicine-and-Healthcare/p/9781496356369

Contact Information:

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Center for Learning and Professional Development
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: 46 Centerra
Phone: 603-653-6608
Fax: 603-653-6660
Email: Mary.G.Turco@Dartmouth.edu


Professional Interests:

Health Professions Education and Outcomes Research, Leadership and Professional Development, Global Health, US Education Policy, Cultural and Gender Studies

Courses Taught:

Leading in an Academic Health System, Course 3 (in D-H/Conaty Breakthrough Leadership Program)

Teaching with Simulation Instructors' Course (in D-H Simulation-Based Education and Research Center)

Geisel Student Leadership Elective

Dartmouth College MALS Courses

Dartmouth College Women's and Gender Studies and Independent Study Courses

Fundamentals of Medical Education Scholarship (SACME Courses)

Biography:

Mary G. Turco, EdD is clinical associate professor of Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and an education outcomes researcher and learning consultant at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) Medical Center in Hanover and Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA. Turco's scholarship and consultation services focus on health professions education and outcomes research across the education continuum and across health professions. She supports Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education (LCME and ACGME requirements, faculty development), Inter-professional Continuing Education/Professional Development, and Simulation-Based Education and Research. From 2004 to 2014 she was director of the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences and of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at D-H and Geisel. She has taught at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels at Dartmouth College and has been involved with many Dartmouth College, D-H, and Geisel global health initiatives including the Dartmouth Haiti Response (2010 Earthquake) and activities in Nicaragua, Tanzania, Russia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Turco is Immediate Past President and a Fellow of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) where she has served in a variety of leadership positions including Scholarship Committee Vice Chair. She is a co-editor of the new book Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Healthcare: Better Education, Better Patient Outcomes (Wolters Kluwer, 2018) to which she was also a contributor. She has published articles and chapters in various journals and books including Continuing Medical Education: Looking Back, Planning Ahead (Dartmouth College Press, Lebanon, NH, 2011).
Turco is a member of the Tri-Group Council (Association for Hospital Medical Education, Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, and SACME) which collaborates to support the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions and World Congress on Continuing Professional Development in the Health Professions (which she co-chaired in 2016). She has recently joined the AMEE International Association for Medical Education Continuing Professional Development Committee's Special Interest Group to advance scholarly CME/CPD globally.


Selected Publications:

 

  • Rayburn, WF, Turco, MG, Davis DA (Editors) Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Healthcare: Better Education, Better Patient Outcomes. Wolter Kluwer Lippincott 2018

  • Turco, MG, McHugh, AT, Rothstein, RI Learning to Lead in an Academic Health System. Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Healthcare: Better Education, Better Patient Outcomes. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer. 2018: 323-352.

  • Turco, MG, Baron, RB Advancing Learning and Care in the Health Professions: Observations on the 2016 World Congress on CPD. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 36(Supplement 1):S4-S1,2016

  • Hess, D, Reed, V, Turco, M, Parboosingh, J, Bernstein, H Enhancing provider engagement in practice improvement. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions,35(1):71-79,2015