Julie Gayle Nyquist, PhD

Professor of Clinical Medical Education

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Julie G. Nyquist, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Medical Education within the Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California. She directs the Master of Academic Medicine (MACM) program (2007-present), Chairs the department’s annual Innovations in Medical Education Conference for (2014-present), and developed a flexible elective to help 4th year medical students transition to residency (2017-present) Dr. Nyquist joined the faculty in 1981, served as program evaluator for the Medical Student curriculum (1981-2014) and co-chaired the school’s Competency-Based Education initiative (2010-2017). Within KSOM she has served on most of the curriculum committees and was a member of the central Education Committee for the school for 20 years (1993-2013). Within the MACM program she is on the teaching team for multiple courses focusing on the four key roles of faculty: teacher, leader, scholar and mentor/coach. Dr. Nyquist has developed and led over 950 workshops and presentations on topics related to leadership, teaching, evaluation, cultural competence, career development, and the 21st Century mindset, to a variety of health care professions’ faculty members. In conjunction with her USC position she was also Director of Medical Education at a regional medical center in Bakersfield, California for 8 years (1993-2001). She has been the author or co-author on 14 federally funded education-related grants. Dr. Nyquist received her doctorate in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University in 1981.


  • Proactive Coaching in General Surgery Internship: Incorporating Well-being Practices into Resident Professional Life J Surg Educ. 2023 02; 80(2):177-184. . View in PubMed
  • Creating the health care team of the future: the toronto model for interprofessional education and practice J Chiropr Educ. 2015 Mar; 29(1):56-7. . View in PubMed
  • What doctors feel: how emotions affect the practice of medicine J Chiropr Educ. 2014 Oct; 28(2):173-4. . View in PubMed
  • Integrating addiction medicine into graduate medical education in primary care: the time has come Ann Intern Med. 2011 Jan 04; 154(1):56-9. . View in PubMed
  • Jumpstarting Academic Careers: A Workshop and Tools for Career Development in Anesthesiology J Educ Perioper Med. 2011 Jan-Jun; 13(1):E058. . View in PubMed
  • A “medical student practice profile” as the foundation for a case-based curriculum revision Teach Learn Med. 2010 Oct; 22(4):307-11. . View in PubMed
  • The development of a comprehensive school-wide simulation-based procedural skills curriculum for medical students J Surg Educ. 2010 Sep-Oct; 67(5):309-15. . View in PubMed
  • How to write a scholarly book review for publication in a peer-reviewed journal: a review of the literature J Chiropr Educ. 2010; 24(1):57-69. . View in PubMed
  • Using the Affective Domain to Enhance Teaching of the ACGME Competencies in Anesthesiology Training J Educ Perioper Med. 2010 Jan-Jun; 12(1):E055. . View in PubMed
  • Shaping professionalism in pre-clinical medical students: Professionalism and the practice of medicine Med Teach. 2009 Jul; 31(7):e295-302. . View in PubMed
  • Assessing the teaching of procedural skills: can cognitive task analysis add to our traditional teaching methods? Am J Surg. 2008 Jan; 195(1):20-3.. View in PubMed
  • Longitudinal outcomes of an executive-model program for faculty development Acad Med. 2001 Oct; 76(10 Suppl):S68-70. . View in PubMed
  • Educational characteristics of tumor conferences in teaching and non-teaching hospitals J Cancer Educ. 1995; 9(4):204-16. . View in PubMed
  • An educational intervention to improve hospital tumor conferences J Cancer Educ. 1995; 10(2):71-7. . View in PubMed
  • Use of performance-based assessment to evaluate the impact of a skill-oriented continuing education program Acad Med. 1994 Oct; 69(10 Suppl):S51-3. . View in PubMed
  • Improving the educational process of cancer case conferences Acad Med. 1992 Oct; 67(10 Suppl):S1-3. . View in PubMed
  • Improving the care of adolescents: an innovative curriculum for pediatrics residents Acad Med. 1992 Oct; 67(10 Suppl):S48-50. . View in PubMed
  • Investigation into the educational process of cancer case conferences Acad Med. 1990 Sep; 65(9 Suppl):S35-6. . View in PubMed

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