• 4301 Jones Bridge Road

    20814 Bethesda

    United States

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Dr. Hemmer received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1988 and his Master in Public Health from the Uniformed Services University in 2002. He served on active duty with the United States Air Force from 1991 to 2012, retiring with the rank of Colonel. During his military career, he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Defense Superior Service Medal. In addition, he served as the Chief of General Internal Medicine at Wright Patterson Medical Center, the USUHS internal medicine clerkship director, President of the USUHS Faculty Senate, and was the first active duty officer to receive the Carol Johns Medal, the highest award USUHS faculty can bestow on a fellow faculty member. He is Professor of Medicine and the Vice-Chairman for Educational Programs, Department of Medicine, USUHS since 2008. He has been involved with US national leadership in undergraduate medical education, including serving as President of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM)—the national organization representing those who teach internal medicine to medical students—and as a member of Group on Educational Affairs of the Association of American Medical Colleges. He has served on the Research in Medical Education (RIME) Steering Committee and chaired the RIME nominating committee. He served on the steering committee for USUHS curriculum form, chairing the assessment subcommittee. Subsequently, he chaired the Assessment subcommittee of the Executive Curriculum Committee at USU and is currently Chair of the Executive Curriculum Committee. Each year, he coordinates and co-leads a week-long 40 hour CME course for residency program directors on the Assessment of Clinical Competence. He is a member of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine.  He is a Master of the American College of Physicians.  In 2020, he received the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award.    He has more than 75 peer reviewed publications, book chapters, and invited articles. His interests include improving the descriptive (or narrative) evaluation of trainee performance, professionalism, and clerkship director professional development.


Professor and Vice-Chairman, Educational Programs, Department of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Director, Third Year Internal Medicine Clerkship, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (2003-2008)

Chair, Executive Curriculum Committee, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine (2015-)

President, USUHS Faculty Senate (2004-2005)

President, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (2006)

Chair, Nominating Committee and member Steering Committee, Research in Medical Education Section of the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs (2008-2012)

Carol Johns Medal, USUHS (2010)

Defense Superior Service Medal (2012)

Laureate Award, Air Force Chapter of the American College of Physicians. 2018

Lifetime Achievement Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni Association. 2018


Petersen K, Dong T, Hemmer PA, Kelly WF. Online Virtual Patient Cases vs. Weekly Classroom Lectures in an Internal Medicine Clerkship: Effects on Military Learner Outcomes. Mil Med. 2022 May 25:usac136. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usac136. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35640051.

Wiseman M, Hartzell J, Kelly WF, Hemmer PA, Stein M. Reflective Essays During Clerkship Following a Pre-clerkship Leadership Curriculum. J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2022 May 12;9:23821205221091523

Landoll RR, Bennion LD, Maranich AM, Hemmer PA, Torre D, Schreiber-Gregory DN, Durning SJ, Dong T. Extending Growth Curves: A trajectory monitoring approach to identification and interventions in struggling medical student learners.  Adv in Health Sci Educ.  PMID: 35467305 DOI: 10.1007/s10459-022-10109-7

Maranich AM, Hemmer PA, Uijtdehaage S, Battista A.  ACGME Milestones in the Real World: A Qualitative Study Exploring Response Process Evidence.  J Grad Med Educ.  2022;14 (2): 201–209.

Beck Dallaghan GL, Alexandraki I, Christner J, Keeley M, Khandelwal S, Steiner B, Hemmer PA.  Medical School to Residency: How Can We Trust the Process?  Cureus.  13(4): e14485. DOI 10.7759/cureus.14485

Torre DM, Hemmer PA, Durning SJ, Dong T, Swygert K, Schreiber-Gregory D, Kelly WF, Pangaro LN. Gathering validity evidence on an internal medicine clerkship MultiStep exam to assess medical student analytic ability.  Teach Learn Med. 2021 Jan-Mar;33(1):28-35.

Konopasky A, Artino AR, Battista A, Ohmer M, Hemmer PA, Torre D, Ramani D, van Merrienboer J, Teunissen P, McBee E, Ratcliffe T, Durning SJ.  Understanding Context Specificity: The Effect of Contextual Factors on Clinical Reasoning.  Diagnosis.  Diagnosis (Berl). 2020 Aug 27;7(3):257-264.

Yoon MH, Kurzweil DM, Durning SJ, Schreiber-Gregory DN, Hemmer PA, Gilliland WR, Dong T.  It’s a Matter of Trust: Exploring The Basis of Program Directors' Decisions About Trusting Residents to Care for a Loved One.  Adv Health Sci Ed.  Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2020 Aug;25(3):691-709.

Torre DM, Dong T, Schreiber-Gregory D, Durning SJ, Pangaro L, Pock A, Hemmer PA.  Exploring Predictors of USMLE Step 1 scores after moving the examination to follow the core clerkship year. Teach Learn Med. 2020;32(3):330-336.

Torre DM, Hernandez CA, Castiglioni A, Durning SJ, Daley BJ, Hemmer PA, LaRochelle J.  The Clinical Reasoning Mapping Exercise (CResME): a new tool for exploring clinical reasoning.  Perspectives Med Ed.  Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40037-018-0493-y

Torre D, Schreiber-Gregory D, Boulet JR, Cervero RM, Hemmer P, Pangaro LN, Durning SJ. Specialty Choices, Practice Characteristics, and Long-term Outcomes of Two Cohorts of USUHS Medical School Graduates Compared with National Data. Mil Med. 2019 Jan 1;184(1-2):e65-e70.

Meyer E, Hemmer PA, Kelly WF, Pangaro LN.  The RIME Model provides a context for Entrustable Professional Activities across Undergraduate Medical Education.  Acad Med.  Last Page.  2018:93(6):954. 

Sklar D, Hemmer PA, Durning SJ. Medical Education and Health Care Delivery: A Call to Align Goals and Purpose.  Acad Med. 2018 Mar;93(3):384-390.

Hemmer PA, Kelly WF. We need to talk: clinical competency committees in the key of c(onversation). Perspect Med Educ. 2017 May 23. doi:10.1007/s40037-017-0360-2. PMID: 28536965.

Pock AR, Ottolini M, Pangaro LN, Gilliland WR, Reamy BV, Hemmer PA, Stephens M, O'Brien A, Laughlin L. Academic change management: leadership lessons from curricular reform. Mil Med. 2015;180(4 Suppl):158-60.

Hemmer PA, Tong T, Durning SJ, Pangaro LN. Novel Examination for Evaluating Medical Student Clinical Reasoning: Reliability and Association with Patients Seen. Mil Med. 2015;180(4 Suppl):79-87.

Hemann BA, Durning SJ, Kelly WF, Dong T, Pangaro LN, Hemmer PA. Referral for Competency Committee Review for Performance on the Internal Medicine Clerkship is Associated with Poor Performance in Internship. Mil Med. 2015;180(4 Suppl):71-6.

Hemann BA, Durning SJ, Kelly WF, Dong T, Pangaro LN, Hemmer PA. The Association of Students Requiring Remediation in the Internal Medicine Clerkship with Poor Performance During Internship. Mil Med. 2015;180(4 Suppl):47-53.

Hemmer PA. Directing a Clerkship over Geographically Separate Sites. Chapter 9, Guidebook for Clerkship Directors, Bruce Morgenstern editor, 4th Edition. Alliance for Clinical Education. Gegensatz Press. North Syracuse, NY. 2012. ISBN 978-1-933237-03-9.

Frye AW, Hemmer PA. Program evaluation models and related theories: AMEE guide no. 67. Med Teach. 2012;34(5):e288-99. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2012.668637.

Gleeson T, Hemmer PA. Providing Care to Military Personnel and Their Families: Why It Matters and How We Can All Contribute. Acad Med. 2014 Sep;89(9):1201-03.


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