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Leslie H. Fall, MD

Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
MedU Executive Director


Michigan State University, Med Ed 1998
Geisel School of Medicine, MD 1990
U. California - Los Angeles, BS 1986

Academy of Master Faculty Educators

Twitter: @lesliehfall

Contact Information:

Geisel School of Medicine
HB 7999
Hanover NH 03755

Email: Leslie.H.Fall@Dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

Virtual Medical Education
Faculty Development and Clinical Skills Coaching
Integration of Basic Science and Clinical Education
Student-Centered Learning


Master Educator Academy Chair 2013-2014

Leslie is a nationally recognized expert in faculty development, learning design and use of technology in medical education. She is the former Associate Dean for Faculty Development, and co-led the Pedagogy, Teaching and Mentorship Working Group for the Dartmouth College strategic plan. Following a pediatric residency at the University of California at Irvine, Leslie completed a medical education fellowship at Michigan State University in 1995 and has over 10 years of experience as a clerkship director and five years’ experience as a residency program director. She is a 2013 fellow of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine for women (ELAM).

Leslie is also the co-founder and executive director of MedU, a non-profit social enterprise with a mission to advance medical education through collaborative development, dissemination and research of technology-enabled medical education programs. The majority of US and Canadian medical schools subscribe to at least one of MedU’s virtual patient courses, with over 30,000 registered new users per year and over 800,000 case sessions completed annually. She looks forward to mentoring faculty in curriculum development, learning design, clinical skills coaching, educational leadership and scholarship, entrepreneurship, and career planning.

Selected Publications:


  • Gifford KA and Fall LH. Doctor Coach: A deliberate practice approach to teaching and learning clinical skills. Academic Medicine. Academic Medicine 89(2) 272-276, 2014.

  • Schifferdecker KE, Berman NB, Fall LH, Fischer MR. Adoption of computer-assisted learning in medical education: The educators' perspective. Medical Education 46(11): 1063-1073, 2012.

  • Berman NB, Fall LH, Chessman A, Dell M, Lange V, Smith S, Leong SL, Nixon J. A collaborative model for developing and maintaining virtual patients for medical education. Medical Teacher 33:319-324, 2011.

  • Berman NB, Fall LH, Smith S, Levine DA, Maloney DG, Potts M, Siegel B, Foster-Johnson L. Integration strategies for the use of computer-assisted instruction in the clinical clerkship. Academic Medicine 84(7):942-949, 2009.

  • Berman NB, Fall LH, Levine D, Maloney C. Computer-assisted instruction in clinical education: A roadmap to increasing implementation. Advances in Health Sciences Education. November, 2006.

  • Fall LH, Berman NB, Smith S, White CB, Woodhead JC and Olson AL. Multi-institutional development and utilization of a computer-assisted learning program for the core pediatric clerkship: The CLIPP Project. Academic Medicine 80(9):847-855, 2005.

  • Pipas CF, Peltier DA, Fall LH, Olson AL, Mahoney JF, Skochelak SE, Gjerde CL. Collaborating to integrate curriculum in primary care medical education: Successes and challenges from three US medical schools. Family Medicine 36: S126-S132, 2004.

  • Pipas CF, Carney PA, Culkin SJ, Eliassen MS, Fall LH, Olson AL, Schifferdecker KE, Russell MT, Peltier DA, Nierenberg DW. Development of a handheld computer documentation system to enhance an integrated primary care clerkship. Academic Medicine 77(7): 610-620, 2002.

  • Carney PA, Pipas CF, Culkin SJ, Eliassen MS, Fall LH, Schifferdecker KE, Russell MT, Peltier DA, Nierenberg DW. An analysis of students' clinical experiences in an integrated primary care clerkship. Academic Medicine 77(7): 681-687, 2002.

  • Fall LH. A curriculum for pediatric residents in development and evaluation of clinical practice guidelines. Academic Medicine 74(5):608, 1999.