Jennifer G. Foster, M.D.

Jennifer G. Foster

Associate Professor of Medicine | Director of the Year 3 Curriculum and Director of the Year 4 Curriculum

777 Glades Road

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Building One, Room 209

fosterj@health.fau.edu



Biography

Jennifer G. Foster, M.D., M.B.A., is the Medicine Clerkship Director and Director of Clinical Education for the Division of Medicine. The goal of the Medicine Clerkship is to have students develop a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and care of the adult medical patient. The Medicine Clerkship is part of the Medicine and Surgical Sciences clerkship, a longitudinal integrated clerkship that combines inpatient and outpatient experiences in Medicine and Surgery, along with exposure to subspecialties, geriatrics, radiology, and emergency medicine. Dr. Foster is a member of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM). She is board certified in Internal Medicine.


Education

  • 2002: B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University (Biology), Bloomington, IL
  • 2008: M.D., St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • 2011: Internal Medicine Residency, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine
  • 2012: M.B.A., East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • 2011-2012: Chief Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine Greenville, NC

Work History

  • 2015–Present: Medicine Clerkship Director; Director of Clinical Education, Division of Medicine; Assistant Professor of Integrated Medical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
  • 2012-2015: Staff Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Trowbridge R, Zakowski L, … Foster JG, et al. Core Medicine Clerkship Curriculum Guide: A Resource for Educators. 4th ed. 2020.Foster JG, Foster KJ. Care of the Renal Transplant Patient. Prim Care. 2020 Dec;47(4):703-712.
  • Fitz M, … Foster JG, et al. Which Internal Medicine Clerkship Characteristics Predict Student Performance on Standardized Examinations? A Multi-Institutional Analysis by the CDIM-NBME EXPRESS (Exploration of Predictors of Subject Examination Scores) Study Group. Academic Medicine. Sept. 2020; 95(9):1404-1410.
  • Foster JG, Culmer N. "Orienting a Learner – Individual Commitment to a Group Effort." Teaching Physician, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Initial publication 2 April 2019, Peer-reviewed publication 30 August 2019, www.teachingphysician.org/.
  • Foster JG, Culmer N. "Orienting a Learner – Clarify Roles and Responsibilities." Teaching Physician, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Initial publication 2 April 2019, Peer-reviewed publication 30 August 2019, www.teachingphysician.org/.
  • Culmer N, Foster JG. "Orienting a Learner – Set Expectations from the Start." Teaching Physician, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Initial publication 2 April 2019, Peer-reviewed publication 30 August 2019, www.teachingphysician.org/.
  • Culmer N, Foster JG. "Orienting a Learner – Adjust to Meet Changing Needs." Teaching Physician, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Initial publication 2 April 2019, Peer-reviewed publication 30 August 2019, www.teachingphysician.org/.
  • Rane M, Foster JG, Wood SK, Hebert PR, Hennekens CH. Benefits and Risks of Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): Methodologic Limitations Lead to Clinical Uncertainties. Therapeutic Innovation and Regulatory Science. 2019 Jul;53(4):502-505.
  • Caldwell M, Martinez L, Foster JG, Sherling DH, Hennekens CH. Prospects for the Primary Prevention of Myocardial Infarction and Stroke. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2019 May;24(3):207-214.
  • Gonzalez HH, Mcmahon M, Sanchez AE, Foster JG, Lazar I. Uremic Pancolitis in an Adult Patient with Newly Diagnosed, Rapidly Progressive Crescentic Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy. Cureus. 11(1). 2019: e3826
  • Foster JG, Wood SK, Pfeffer MA, DeMets DL, Garber AJ, Hennekens CH. Aspirin in Primary Prevention for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Endocrine Practice. 2018 Oct 2;24(10):925-927.
  • Quoted in: Lampner C. Assessing the Evidence of Aspirin for Primary Prevention in Diabetes. Endocrinology Advisor. (2018, August 30). Retrieved from: https://www.endocrinologyadvisor.com/type-2-diabetes/aspirin-primary-prevention-type-2-diabetes/article/791871/
  • Foster JG, Lewis SF, Hennekens CH. Cardiac Rehabilitation: Major Benefits and Minor Risks. Trends inCardiovascular Medicine. 2017 Aug;27(6):426-427.
  • Meara, A., Harrington, D., Foster, J., Vachharajani, T., & Desai, T. A Case of Pulmonary Hemorrhage and Renal Failure. The Open Urology & Nephrology Journal. Vol 5. 2012: 40-47.

Presentations at International Meetings

  • Foster JG, Drowos J, Sorrentino L, Wood SK. “Using a Holistic, Competency-Based Grading System to Determine Year 3 Clerkship Grades.”
    • Oral Presentation, CLIC 2019: Consortium for Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships. Vancouver, Canada (2019).
  • Drowos J, Foster JG, Wood SK. “Using Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as an Incentive to Recruit and Improve the Quality of Teaching in an LIC.”
    • Poster Presentation, CLIC 2019: Consortium for Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships. Vancouver, Canada (2019).
  • Wood SK, Foster JG, Drowos J, Sorrentino L. “Using Constructivist Theory to Develop Student-Directed Small Group Learning Sessions in LICs.”
    • Poster Presentation, CLIC 2019: Consortium for Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships. Vancouver, Canada (2019).
  • Wood SK, Foster JG, Drowos J. “Optimal Timing for LIC Placement within Medical School Curricula.”
    • PEARLS Presentation, CLIC 2019: Consortium for Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships. Vancouver, Canada (2019).
  • Bernstein J, Foster JG, Mazotti L, and Wood SK. “LIC Didactics: Re-examining Our Approach with a Pedagogical Eye on the Modern Millennial Learner. Students as Hunter Gatherers or Agrarian Cultivators?”
    • Workshop Presentation, CLIC 2016: Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (CLIC) Conference. Toronto, Canada (2016).
  • Foster JG, Wood SK, Sorrentino L, Caceres J. “Using the Healthcare Matrix to Teach Patient Safety throughout Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships.”
    • Oral Presentation, CLIC 2016: Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (CLIC) Conference. Toronto, Canada (2016).
    • Poster Presentation, CLIC 2016: Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (CLIC) Conference. Toronto, Canada (2016).
  • Wood SK, Gundersen E, Wyatt ATM, Foster JG. “Red light or green light: Preparing medical students to recognize mistreatment through a virtual, interactive case-based workshop.”
    • Virtual oral presentation at 2021 Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting.
  • Simoes M, Syed A, Foster JG. “Too Sweet to Just be DKA: Wellen’s Golden Ticket to a Cardiac Cath.”
    • Virtual Poster Presentation, 2021 Florida Atlantic University Medical Student and Resident Research and Scholarship Day.
    • Virtual Poster Presentation, 2021 Florida Chapter ACP Spring Poster Competition
  • Weiner S, Foster JG, Sherman S, Manigo L, Sorrentino L, Wood SK. “Playing Nice in the Sandbox – Creating UME-GME Collaboration at a Community-Based Medical School.”
    • Oral presentation to be given at 2020 Southern Group on Educational Affairs annual meeting, Atlanta, GA. (Conference canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.)
  • Foster JG, Sorrentino L, Wood SK. “Using a Holistic, Competency-Based Grading System for Determination of Year 3 Clerkship Grades.”
    • Winner, Best Programmatic Innovation Poster, 2019 Academic Internal Medicine Week, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Oral Presentation, 2019 Southern Group on Educational Affairs, Orlando, FL.
  • Gugliotti DV, John VT, Paauw DS, Pahwa AK, Foster JG, Levine DL, Chheda SG. “CDIM 2019 President’s Plenary: Internal Medicine Clinical Education, Past, Present, and Future.”
    • Presented portion of Plenary session, served on discussion panel; 2019 Academic Internal Medicine Week, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Holland PJ, Sherling DH, Goldstein M, Foster JG. “Decreasing Anxiety and Improving Advanced Interview Skills in Students Transitioning into their Clerkships through a Psychiatric Simulation Exercise.”
    • Oral Presentation, 2019 Southern Group on Educational Affairs, Orlando FL.
  • Gonzalez H, McMahon M, Sanchez AE, Receveur J, Foster JG, Lazar I. “Uremic Pancolitis in a Patient with IgA Nephropathy.”
    • Poster Presentation, 2019 Southern SGIM Regional Meeting, Houston, TX.
  • Welles M, Foster JG, Alvarez J. “A Rare Etiology of Glomerular Disease.”
    • Poster Presentation, 2018 Florida Atlantic University Medical Student and Resident Research and Scholarship Day.
  • Musinsky J, Goodman S, Gibbs W, Foster JG, Caceres J. “An Interactive Patient Safety Conference: Using the Healthcare Matrix to Teach Practice-Based Learning and Improvement and Systems-Based Practice.”
    • Poster Presentation, Poster Session at Learn Serve Lead 2017: The AAMC Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Le MQ, Foster JG. “Facial Droop, Aphasia, and a Puff of Smoke.”
    • Poster Presentation, James J. Byrnes, MD Poster Symposium at the Palm Beach County Medical Society’s Future of Medicine Summit, West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Caceres J, Trelka D, Gundersen E, Foster JG. “The Role of the Longitudinal Learning Portfolio in Teaching and Assessing Competencies as an Integral Part of Developing Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs).”
    • Poster Presentation, Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) Across the Continuum Poster Session at Learn Serve Lead 2016: The AAMC Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
  • Bensimon E, Matluck K, Foster JG. “Coincidence, Luck, and the Old-Fashioned H&P: A Case of Abdominal Pain Illustrating the Significance of the History and Physical Exam.”
    • Winner, Clinical Vignette Oral Presentation, 2016 Florida Atlantic University Medical Student and Resident Research and Scholarship Day.
  • Harrington D, Foster JG, Meara A, Kraemer MS, Ramsey K, Robey W, Mazer M. “So Long See One, Do One, Teach One.”
    • Certificate of Recognition, 2011 University HealthSystem Consortium Annual Meeting
    • Presented at 2011 American College of Physicians National Meeting Poster Competition.
    • Winner, Best Overall Poster, 2011 North Carolina chapter of American College ofPhysicians.
    • Winner, Best Quality Improvement Poster, 2011 North Carolina chapter of American College of Physicians.
  • Foster JG, Harrington D, Meara A, Baken J, Stokes B, Cook P. “Miliary Tuberculosis in a Postpartum Female; the Importance of an Accurate History.”
    • Winner, Best Clinical Vignette, 2010 Graduate Medical Education Research Day at East Carolina University.
    • Presented at the 2010 Yash P. Kataria Internal Medicine Research Day at East Carolina University.

Peer Review Activities

  • Content Expert, NBME Medicine Subject Examination Grading Guidelines Study; 2015, 2021
  • Reviewer, CDIM Core Curriculum; 2019 – 2021
  • Reviewer, The American Journal of Medicine; 2018 – present
  • Reviewer, Endocrine Practice 2018 – present
  • AAIM Perspectives Reviewer Board, Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine; 2017 – present
  • Reviewer, CDIM National Meeting Workshops; 2017 – present
  • Reviewer, ACP National Abstract Competition; 2017 – present
  • Reviewer, CDIM National Meeting Poster Competition; 2017 – present

Abstracts and/or Proceedings

  • Harrington D, Foster JG, Meara A, Kraemer MS, Ramsey K, Robey W, Mazer M. “So long see one, do one, teach one.”
    • Certificate of Recognition, 2011 University Health System Consortium Annual Meeting
    • Presented at 2011 American College of Physicians National Meeting Poster Competition
    • Winner, Best Overall Poster, 2011 North Carolina chapter of American College of Physicians
    • Winner, Best Quality Improvement Poster, 2011 North Carolina chapter of American College of Physicians
  • Foster JG, Harrington D, Meara A, Baken J, Stokes B, Cook P. “Miliary tuberculosis in a postpartum female; the importance of an accurate history.”
    • Winner, Best Clinical Vignette, Graduate Medical Education Research Day at East Carolina University
    • Presented at the 2010 Yash P. Kataria Internal Medicine Research Day at East Carolina University

Scholarly Activity

Professional Memberships

  • 2016–Present: The Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships
  • 2016–Present: Palm Beach County Medical Society
  • 2015–Present: Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) 2015
  • 2014–Present: Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM)
  • 2008–Present: American College of Physicians (ACP)• Elected to Fellowship (2016)
  • 2016–2015: Cleveland Clinic Women’s Professional Staff Association 

Lectures/Presentations

Invited Lectures

  • Competency-Based Assessment: Progression Towards Mastery January 2020Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • Translating Evidence to Real Life: Practical Tips for Teaching Millennial Learners April 2016Cleveland Clinic Florida, Medical Grand Rounds
Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine offers students a variety of educational programs and degrees.
Address
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, BC-71
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 297-4828