General Internal Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, M.D.
University of Washington , Certificate of Medical Education
Trinity College, Cambridge University, England, M.S.
Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA , B.A. summa cum laude
Recent Publications:


Azzopardi J, DeWitt DE. Quality and safety issues in procedural rural practice: a prospective evaluation of current quality and safety guidelines in 3000 colonoscopies. Rural and Remote Health 12: 1949. 2012. Available: http://www.rrh.org.au.

Walker JH, DeWitt DE, Pallant JF, Cunningham CE. Rural origin plus a rural clinical school placement is a significant predictor of medical students’ intentions to practice rurally: a multi-university study. Rural and Remote Health 12: 1908. 2012. Available: http://www.rrh.org.au.

Kurti L, Rudland S, Wilkinson R, DeWitt DE, Zhang C. Physician’s Assistants- a workforce solution for Australia?  Australian Journal of Primary Health, 2011;17:23-28.

DeWitt DE, McColl GJ. A proposal for funding and monitoring medical education supervision in expanded clinical settings – a ‘meducation’ card. Rural and Remote Health 11, 2011: 1683. Available from: http://www.rrh.org.au

DeWitt DE, Bhat R, Ward S. “Through a glass, darkly”: the clinical and ethical implications of Munchausen syndrome. Med J Aust 2010; 192 (1): 55. http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/192_01_040110/letters_040110_fm-5.html.

McLean RG, Pallant JP, Cunningham C, DeWitt DE (Principle Investigator and responsible senior author). A multi-university evaluation of the rural clinical school experience of Australian medical students.  Rural and Remote Health 10:1492. (Online), 2010. Available from: http://www.rrh.org.au.

Krahe L, McColl A, Cunningham C, Pallant JP, DeWitt DE (Principle Investigator and responsible senior author). A multi-university study of which factors medical students consider when deciding to attend a rural clinical school in Australia. Rural and Remote Health 10:1492., 2010. Available from: http://www.rrh.org.au.

DeWitt DE, Ward S, Prabhu S, Warton B. Patient privacy versus protecting the patient and the health system from harm: a case study. Med J Aust. Aug 17 2009;191(4):213-216.

Norris TN, Schaad DC, DeWitt DE, Ogur B, Hunt DD, and members of the Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships. Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships for Predoctoral Medical Students: An Innovation Adopted by Multiple Medical Schools Internationally.  Acad Med. 2009;84:902-907.

DeWitt DE. I went to work with a cold.  Reprinted on request with permission from MJA. 2009http://www.surgeons.org/Content/NavigationMenu/CollegeResources/Publications/SurgicalNews/vol09no08.pdf.

*DeWitt DE, Hirsch IB. Outpatient Insulin therapy in type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.  JAMA, 2003;289:2254-2264.

*DeWitt DE, Dugdale D. Using New Insulin Strategies in the Outpatient Treatment of Diabetes: Clinical Applications.  JAMA, 2003;289:2265-2269.

Authored Books

Alguire P, DeWitt DE, Pinsky L, Ferenchik G. Teaching in Your Office, 2nd Edition.  American College of Physicians, Philadelphia: 2008. Available as an ebook from ACP Press, 2009 (www.acppress-ebooks.com).

Alguire P, DeWitt DE, Pinsky L, Ferenchik G. Teaching in Your Office. American College of Physicians, Philadelphia: 2000.

Romaine R, DeWitt DE. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to a Healthy Back. Alpha/Macmillan,1999.

Fihn SD, DeWitt DE, eds. Outpatient Medicine. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders,1998.

Romaine R, DeWitt DE. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to a Happy, Healthy Heart. Alpha/Macmillan, 1998.

Awards & Recognition:


University of Melbourne Norman Curry Award for Excellence in Program Innovation, 2010

Melbourne Medical School Program Teaching Award, 2009

Inaugural Early Career Achievement Award, University of Washington, USA, 2006

International Health Professional of the Year (IBC), 2005

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (teaching award, elected by University of Washington medical students), 2002

Best Doctors in America (peer selection), 2002

American College of Physicians Fellowship, 1998