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Petra J. Lewis, MBBS

Professor of Radiology
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Guys Hospital, MBBS 1987

Contact Information:

Dartmouth Medical School
HB 7780
Hanover NH 03755


Petra Lewis gained her medical degree at Guy’s Hospital, London, England. Initial UK training was followed by a Nuclear Medicine Fellowship at Johns Hopkins, two years running a clinical PET center in London, then Radiology residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NH. She has been on faculty at Geisel Medical School at Dartmouth since 1998. She is involved with resident and faculty education both locally and nationally, but her national profile has focused on medical student education in Radiology. She has run the 4th year Radiology elective since 1998, and ran SBM imaging until 2009. She has been a key member of AMSER (Alliance of Medical Student Educators in Radiology), including President in 2006 and ACER (Alliance of Clinician Educators in Radiology), President in 2012, winning the AMSER Excellence in Education Award in 2013. Petra developed a number of national resources for medical student educators including the AMSER Resource Database and Radiology and CORE (Case –based Online Radiology Education), now supported by Med-U. Between 2006-2012 she wrote and edited question items for the American Board of Radiology, and is a regular oral boards examiner for them. Between 2009-13 she was on the NMBE Step 1 anatomy test development committee and has co’edited the Oxford Handbook of Radiology, a textbook for medical students.

She has been involved with teaching students, residents and faculty through lectures, small groups and multiple types of interactive sessions including using technology such as iPads in education and educational ‘games’. She lectures nationally and locally on educational pedagogy including ‘Brain Friendly Teaching’ and has published educational research in the radiology literature.

Mentoring Information:

Petra would be happy to mentor faculty in the areas of: active learning; technology in education (including iPads); brain-friendly teaching; improving your Powerpoint presentations; developing psychometrically sound multiple choice questions.