- Education, Medical, Graduate
- Education, Medical
- Resident Education
- Education, Medical, Undergraduate
Board Certification and Academic Information
||Internal Medicine - Associate Professor
||American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
||School of Medicine
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Michael J. Battistone, MD, is associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, director of the Internal Medicine Core Clinical Clerkship, the Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program, and is the Director of the Center of Excellence in Musculoskeletal Care and the Mini-residency in Musculoskeletal Care at the George E. Whalen Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System.
In addition to facing the intellectual challenge that medical education requires, today’s trainees are confronted by a training environment that is increasingly dynamic and complex. Two examples—the electronic medical record and the internet—illustrate how technology has made information more accessible today than ever before; these systems require new approaches in medical education. New paradigms emphasizing multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary professional collaborations in health care, and the requirements to train within restricted work hours are also new and powerful elements that will shape the physicians of upcoming generations, and a richer understanding of how physicians’ distinctive professional identity is formed will be essential to the future of the profession. These questions and issues are important areas of scholarship and research, and exploring them in collaboration with social scientists will be essential in advancing the field of medical education.
In addition to his leadership responsibilities, Battistone treats patients in the primary care internal medicine and rheumatology clinics at the SLC-VAHCS. He received his MD from Duke University School of Medicine, and his post-graduate training in medicine and rheumatology from the University of Utah. In the past, Battistone served as the director of several required courses in the medical school curriculum, including freshman and sophomore Physical Diagnosis, as well as Advanced Physical Diagnosis, an elective for students in the senior year. He has served as chair of the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) Committee on Evaluation and Research, and is currently chair of the Clinician Scholar Educator Advisory Task Force to the American College of Rheumatology Committee on Training and Workforce. He received the Clinician Scholar Educator Award, as well as the Odell Outstanding Young Investigator Award, in recognition of his research has been in the area of clinical performance evaluation. His current projects include an analysis of reading habits of medical students, as well as a cost-effectiveness analysis of a program to train primary care providers in rural settings to perform joint injections.