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Tina C. Foster, MD, MPH, MSc

Title(s):
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Associate Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Department(s):
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute

Education:
Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences, DMS, MS 2001
Harvard School of Public Health, MPH 1998
U. California - San Francisco School of Medicine, MD 1984
U. California - Santa Barbara, BA (Biology) 1980
U. California - Berkeley, BA (Linguistics) 1977

Programs:
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Contact Information:

Dept of Ob-Gyn
DHMC
One Medical Center Dr
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: DHMC
Phone: 603-653-9314
Fax: 603-653-0896
Email: Tina.C.Foster@Hitchcock.org

Assistant: Suzanne Burge
Asst. Phone: 603-653-0824
Asst. Email: Suzanne.Burge@Dartmouth.edu


Professional Interests:

Teaching and evaluating resident competence, specifically in Practice-based Learning and Improvement and Systems-Based Practice; Development of web-based portfolio for health professional development and maintenance of certification; Patient safety; Quality improvement and outcomes in obstetrics and gynecology; Quality improvement in Graduate Medical Education

Grant Information:

“Creating Practice Systems to Deliver Online Resources to Providers and Patients”
National Library of Medicine Grant; PI Karen Schifferdecker PhD.
My specific role is to use microsystem thinking and tools to help practices better understand their processes of care and how the Internet could be incorporated; includes curriculum development, workshop design and facilitation, and site visits.
Strategic Management Simulation in GME. Usha Satish PhD PI. Macy Foundation. Five year grant to develop computer-based simulations suitable for UME and GME focused on decision making and leadership skills

Courses Taught:

On Doctoring facilitator
Faculty in ECS 117, ECS 124


Selected Publications:

 

  • Nelson EC, K Homa, M Mastanduno, E Fisher, PB Batalden, T Colacchio, N Formella. T Foster, DS Likosky, PB Gardent, J Guth, E Malcolm, S Trombly, J Varnum A Healthcare System’s Experience with Publicly Reporting Comprehensive Quality and Cost Data: A Transparency Initiative. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 31: 573-584, 2005.

  • Ogrinc G, T Foster Developing Improvement Skills in Clinician Learners. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, A Clinical Action Guide (in press)

  • Foster T, KE George, MR Lauria Teaching about Transparency: Linking Resident Performance and Patient Care Outcomes. ACGME Bulletin, April 2006.