Matthew Tews

Associate Dean

Matthew Tews

Associate Dean

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Emergency Medicine

Bio

Appointment Date: 2017

Matthew Tews, DO, MS, FACEP, is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University. He joined the faculty in 2017 and currently serves as the Medical Director of the Augusta University Interdisciplinary Simulation Center and the Assistant Dean for Educational Simulation at MCG. Dr. Tews is a clinician-educator who has focused his career around educating medical students and residents using innovative teaching modalities, primarily using high-fidelity simulation. He obtained a Masters of Medical Education Leadership from The University of New England and completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at Wright State University Department of Emergency Medicine after completing his residency in Emergency Medicine at Michigan State University in 2007. He was previously at The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) where he was the Director of Education Services in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum at MCW. He has been active in the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine, where he led the development of a third-year EM medical student curriculum, an online third-year EM examination and online content for the curriculum, all of which is available to medical students and clerkship directors anywhere in the world. His primary focus is currently on incorporating simulation across the spectrum of medical education.

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  • GB-3202

Education

  • MS, Medical Education Leadership University of New England, 2014

  • DO, Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy Des Moines University - Osteop, 2002

  • BA, Biology/Biological Sciences, General Augustana College, 1998

Certifications

  • Osteopathic Emergency Medicine American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM), 2007

  • Emergency Medicine American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), 2007

  • PALS Provider AHA, 2017

  • Certified Simulation Healthcare Educator Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 2019

  • PHY GA Composite Medical Brd, 2017

  • Physician GA Composite Medical Board, 2017

  • PALS AHA, 2020

  • ACLS Provider AHA, 2002

  • BLS Provider AHA, 2002

  • ACLS Instructor AHA, 2008

Awards & Honors

  • Nominee (Medical Simulation Program), Program Teaching Excellence Award Augusta University, 2020

  • Learning Resources Innovative Educational Project Award Medical College of Wisconsin, 2017

  • Medical Student Teaching Award Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2017

  • Society of Teaching Scholars Medical College of Wisconsin, 2015

  • Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM) Award for Innovation in Medical Education Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • EMED 5001

    Emergency Medicine Clkship
  • MEDI 5240

    Mod 5: Cardiopulmonary
  • MEDI 5243

    Mod 6: Renal
  • MEDI 6210

    Patient Centered Learning 2
  • MEDI 5298

    Phase 2 Comp Module & NBR
  • MEDI 5220

    Mod 2: Hem/GI
  • MEDI 6110

    Patient Centered Learning 1
  • MEDI 6001

    Simulation Education
  • REMD 5000

    Emergency Medicine

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Linking Patient Care Ownership and Professional Identity Formation through Simulation, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Medical Collge of Georgia at Augusta University, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Teaching an educational simulation elective outside the simulation center, 2020
  • Teaching an educational simulation elective outside the simulation center, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Simulation as a Tool to Promote Professional Identity Formation and Patient Ownership in Medical Students., 2019
    Journal Article, Professional Journal

College Service

  • Joint Education Coordination Committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Patient Centered Learning Curriculum Working Group 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • M4 MCG Enrichment Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Curriculum Redesign Executive Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • MCG Educational Simulation Unit 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair

University Service

  • Augusta University Education Technology Advisory Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine Geriatric Curriculum Team 2021 - Present

    Role: Mentor
  • Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine Pediatric Test Creation 2021 - Present

    Role: Mentor
  • Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training 2019 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Treasurer, Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine 2018 - Present

    Role: Officer, Treasurer
  • Third Year Medical Student Examination Subcommittee, Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine, Testing Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Chairperson