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Elizabeth R. Ryan, Ed.D. graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a doctorate degree in Education in May 2006. She has worked in both family medicine and surgical education, holding administrative staff positions in both graduate and undergraduate programs, from April 1995 – February 2006. Dr. Ryan contributed to the Department of Surgery’s redesign of the undergraduate and graduate program curriculum; was an invited member of the Department of Surgery’s Think Tank Consortium; is a Co-Leader for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Community Engagement and Service Competency; is the Teaching Selective Course Director; and the Co-Course Director for Patient Physician and Society IV. Dr. Ryan joined the Department of Family and Community Medicine faculty as an Assistant Professor and the Vice Chair of Education in March 2006.


  • Faculty Development
  • Undergraduate Medical Education
  • Community Medicine
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Medical Education
  • Underserved Medicine
  • Program Evaluation
  • Service-learning

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Research Output 2007 2016

  • 110 Citations
  • 7 Article

Finding the perfect match: Factors that influence family medicine residency selection

Wright, K., Ryan, E. R., Gatta, J. L., Anderson, L. & Clements, D. S. Apr 1 2016 In : Family Medicine. 48, 4, p. 279-285 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Internship and Residency
Logistic Models
Surveys and Questionnaires
Medical Students
6 Citations

Four-year educational and patient care outcomes of a team-based primary care longitudinal clerkship

Henschen, B. L., Bierman, J. A., Wayne, D. B., Ryan, E. R., Thomas, J. X., Curry, R. H. & Evans, D. B. 2015 In : Academic Medicine. 90, 11 Association of American Medical Colleges Medical Education..., p. S43-S49

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Primary Health Care
Patient Care
patient care

A pre-matriculation, student-developed community immersion experience

Friedman, M. A., Ceniceros, A., Kolak, M. & Ryan, E. R. Nov 1 2014 In : Medical Education. 48, 11, p. 1110-1111 2 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

10 Citations
Patient-Centered Care
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15 Citations

Program to improve colorectal cancer screening in a low-income, racially diverse population: A randomized controlled trial

Jean-Jacques, M., Kaleba, E. O., Gatta, J. L., Gracia, G., Ryan, E. R. & Choucair, B. N. Jan 1 2012 In : Annals of Family Medicine. 10, 5, p. 412-417 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Early Detection of Cancer
Colorectal Neoplasms
Randomized Controlled Trials
Occult Blood