Jason S Fromm

Jason S Fromm, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: MD-SCHOOL OF PA STUDIES – GEN
Business Phone: (352) 294-8150

About Jason S Fromm

Jason Fromm, MD has served as the School of Physician Assistant Studies Medical Director since 2003. In addition to being Medical Director, he became a UF Health Hospitalist in 2006, a part time PA faculty member in 2011, and as of October 2014 he became full time faculty. He is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Florida, College of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and in 2012 he attained certification in Hospital Medicine. His clinical duties are in the Division of Hospital Medicine where attends on teams with physician assistant and medical students regularly. He supervises general medical care and consultation services.

In his academic role with the School of Physician Assistant Studies, he provides program and curriculum guidance, gives invited lectures to both didactic and clinical year students, and precepts clinical year students. He leads sections on Cardiology, Infectious Disease and Geriatrics. His academic interests are in diabetes care, palliation and symptom management in patients with cancer, antibiotic selection, congestive heart failure, and teaching medical professionalism through the use of film.

Dr. Fromm is a Fellow of the Society of Hospital Medicine and is a member of The Physician Assistant Education Association.

Additional Positions:
Medical Director
2003 – Current · UF – School of Physician Assistant Studies

Accomplishments

Elected Member of Society of Teaching Scholars
2024 · University of Florida College of Medicine – Society of Teaching Scholars
Promotion to Associate Professor
2024 · University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2023
PAS5010 Intro to Medicine 1
2020-2022
PAS5005 Behav and Commnty Med 1
2020-2021,2023
PAS5000C Physical Diagnosis
2018,2020-2021
PAS5905 Directed Readings
2020-2021
PAS5003C Medical Communication
2020-2024
PAS5008C Adv Clinical Practic
2019-2025
PAS5004 Clin Prob Solv/Diagno
2018
PAS5930 Special Topics
2018
MDC7203 Senior Medicine Clerk
2018
MDC7200 Medicine Clerkship
2018
BMS6812 Intro Clin Med 2
2021
PAS5001C Eval and Hospital Pract
2021-2025
PAS5020 Intro to Medicine 2
2021,2023-2025
PAS5009 Behav and Commnty Med 2
2022-2025
PAS5027C Ekg Intrp/Life Supp
2022-2023
PAS5013 Evidence Based Med
2024-2025
PAS5007C Clinical Procedures
Teaching Philosophy
Throughout my career in academic medicine, I have sought a path that gave me increasing access to physician assistant students, medical students, and internal medicine residents at all levels of training. The venues where I instruct include the classroom, the assessment and simulation center, and the hospital ward. I aim to foster competency in students, first through demonstration of sound fundamentals and then through refinement. The fine-tuning results from directed feedback and mentored self-assessment on safety, quality, and patient-centeredness. Within my role at the School of PA Studies, I have developed assessment skills that inform me about success in competency-based teaching. I use assessment mapping software to track students in building entrustability. I have been a peer-reviewed, invited speaker on Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) on a regular basis. Additionally, I published a paper demonstrating that a pass/fail curriculum is non-inferior to scaled grades when measuring competency on a national board certification exam. As a lecturer and course director, I utilize moments of creativity to solidify the process of combining knowledge with clinical skills and delivering medical care with high professional standards. Some examples include a team-based learning event where students create a storyboard as the application exercise. Utilizing depictions of doctors in Hollywood film clips as an example, students critique and then demonstrate how to improve doctor-patient interactions. Additionally, I collaborate with a museum director to work on observation and descriptive skills that translate from the world of art to the practice of medicine. These are formative events within courses, but they have evolved based on feedback and stood the test of time as unique and meaningful events within the PA program. I assess events such as these by reflective papers and peer-led discussions that add a layer to the more traditional exam-based grading. As national accreditation standards have evolved to add more humanistic and attitudinal qualities, I have found these newer assessments invaluable in monitoring and mentoring competency. The hospital ward is where the trainees I mentor demonstrate mastery. I was the lead attending on a general-medical, inpatient service. In this venue, the level of learning was higher. Senior medical residents were a consistent presence on this care team. I aim to mentor residents in the practice of restraint by emphasizing high-value care while maintaining safety. The hospitalist team, of which I am a member, is a leader in providing education on value, equity, and cost-effectiveness at our institution. Evidence of effectiveness comes from the Resident In-Training Exam; there have been ascending scores for those I have mentored in high-value, hospital-based care.

Board Certifications

  • Hospital Medicine
    ABIM
  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Hospital Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Diabetes

Research Profile

Although I do not have an official research assignment, I do support this UF mission. I mentor master’s students in the School of Physician Assistant Studies in their capstone projects. This includes the selection of a clinical question, advising on the critique of literature, and mentoring students on the summary and synthesis of their topic of interest. These projects have led to abstracts and poster presentations. I have participated in clinical research as a safety monitor and conducted an educational intervention study that led to a peer-reviewed publication. Before 2014, my expertise was clinically based, and led to producing patient-based case reports for abstracts and publications. After 2014, my focus changed to being a lecturer, course director, and curricular chair. Following a period of methodology learning, I was able to produce scholarly work in the form of a book chapter on teaching with humility and multiple national presentations on entrustable professional activities (EPAs).

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-0564-1611

Publications

2023
Abdominal Ecchymosis: Emergency, or Urgen-C?
Cureus. 15(4) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.38091. [PMID] 37252579.
2021
The Effects of a Pass-Fail Curriculum on a Physician Assistant Program.
The journal of physician assistant education : the official journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association. 32(4):248-252 [DOI] 10.1097/JPA.0000000000000388. [PMID] 34817429.
2019
Contemporary Challenges in Medical Education From Theory to Practice. Teaching Humility and Avoiding Hierarchy.
. 163-180
2014
Long-term facilitation of ventilation in humans with chronic spinal cord injury.
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 189(1):57-65 [DOI] 10.1164/rccm.201305-0848OC. [PMID] 24224903.
2013
Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms syndrome in a patient taking phenytoin and levetiracetam: a case report.
Journal of medical case reports. 7 [DOI] 10.1186/1752-1947-7-2. [PMID] 23286229.
2011
A 21-year-old woman with blastic NK cell leukemia/lymphoma who achieved durable remission with HyperCVAD and unrelated umbilical cord blood transplant.
Clinical advances in hematology & oncology : H&O. 9(7):566-8 [PMID] 22402467.

Education

Residency – Internal Medicine
2002 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
1999 · Indiana University
BS – Biology and Minor in Psychology
1995 · Indiana University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-8150
Emails:
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Business Mailing:
PO Box 100176
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
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RM 435
PO Box 100176
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GAINESVILLE FL 32610