Who We Are : RSAP Directors

Dr Joan St Onge

Dr. Joan St. Onge is a graduate of Catholic University and Georgetown School of Medicine. After graduating from the School of Medicine, Dr. St. Onge pursued Internal Medicine residency training at Georgetown, followed by a chief residency year. Her clinical focus has focused on the care of complex adult patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting, hypertension management, and women’s health.
Dr. St. Onge’s academic focus has been on medical education in both undergraduate and graduate medical education. She has served as ambulatory education director for internal medicine residents, Associate Program Director of the Georgetown University Transitional Residency Program, Associate Program Director and Program Director in the Georgetown University Internal Medicine Residency Program, and as the Program Director at George Washington University Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is currently the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and Designated Institutional Official for the UMMSM Regional Campus. In this role, her efforts have focused on guiding the programs through the development of evaluation tools for milestone implementation, and development of faculty skills in assessment of the milestones. In addition, she has overseen the development of new residency programs within the institution, and with the UMMSM affiliated hospitals.
In undergraduate medical education, Dr. St. Onge has served as internal medicine clerkship director at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Regional Campus, and as Assistant Regional Dean for clinical curriculum. Her duties focused on the development of the integrated clerkships in medicine and in surgery on the regional campus, faculty development of the community physicians and preceptors focused on assessment, evaluation and feedback.
Throughout her career, she has participated in institutional-based curriculum committees and graduate medical education committees. Dr. St. Onge has also been a member of national committees in the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine and the Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine. She is a member of the NBME Women’s Health Test Material Development Committee, and the NMBE Standard Setting Committee for the Clinical Skills Examination.
Dr. St. Onge’s research interests focus on the development of new curricula in undergraduate education, the assessment of residents’ skills in internal medicine. In addition, she has focused on programs that teach and reinforce the cross specialty competencies of professionalism, communication, patient safety and quality improvement, and teaching skills for residents, as well as maintaining wellness in residency.