George Mejicano, MD, MS, FACP, FACEHP
George Mejicano received his medical degree from the University of Illinois and completed his post-graduate training at the University of Wisconsin. He is board certified in both internal medicine and adult infectious diseases and is actively participating and meeting all requirements stipulated by the ABIM regarding Maintenance of Certification. He is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). His clinical interests include travel medicine, antibiotic resistance, and emerging infections. Dr. Mejicano has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Infectious Diseases at the CDC and was Interim Head of the Section of Infectious Diseases at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health from 2007-08.
In addition to his clinical qualifications, Dr. Mejicano has a Master’s degree in adult education from the University of Wisconsin. His educational interests include competency-based medical education and outcomes assessment. He has done research on how education can lead to improvements in medical practice and was awarded the Felch Award for Research in Continuing Medical Education by the Alliance for CME in 2002. He currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Education at OHSU where he oversees the entire educational portfolio – UME, GME, CME/CPD, graduate studies and faculty development – for the School of Medicine. He is the leader of OHSU’s team working on the AAMC’s pilot program studying the 13 Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency and is the PI of a five-year, $1 million grant from the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education strategic initiative.
Dr. Mejicano has served on the Board of Directors of the ACCME and is the recipient of the Bob Razkowski “Hero Award” from that organization. In addition, he has served as a consultant for the ABMS regarding Maintenance of Certification and served as the President of the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions. He is the Chair of the AMA’s Academic Physicians Section and also serves as the Chair of the Continuing Education and Improvement Section of the AAMC’s Group on Educational Affairs. In addition, he started his term on the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) in 2017. He has received numerous teaching awards from students, residents, and faculty peers, and he is a sought after speaker who has given hundreds of national and international presentations during his career.