KIPRIME podcast episode 4 - Professor David Irby

The properties of excellent clinical teaching: being a context expert is not enough – an interview with Professor David Irby, KIPRIME Awardee 2010.

Professor David Irby. Photo: Erik Cronberg.

David M. Irby, PhD is a professor of medicine, member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators and Center for Faculty Educators, and the former vice dean for education at UCSF. 

Along with Professor Richard Reznick, he was the winner of the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education in 2010. The three cornerstones of his work have been to advance understanding of clinical teaching, share best practices through faculty development and publications, and continuously improve medical curricula.

In this interview we discuss his career and why fantastic expertise doesn't necessarily make you a good teacher. 

Listen to episode 4

The KIPRIME podcast

The Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education (KIPRIME) is a major international award and was created to recognise and stimulate high-quality research in the field. In this podcast series we’ll explore the origins of the KIPRIME and discover the passion and commitment of the people who made it happen. 

Host for the series is Alina Jenkins, a BBC presenter and journalist since 2001 with an extensive background in communicating science.