Ralph Gillies

Associate Dean

Ralph Gillies

Associate Dean


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Family Medicine

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior

Other Duties

Associate Dean, MCG Academic Affairs, Curriculum


Clinical psychologist


  • Ph.D., Psychology, General University of Missouri - Colum, 1997

  • MS, Psychology, General University of Missouri - Colum, 1994

  • BS, Psychology, General University of Florida, 1986


  • Association of American Medical Colleges’ Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) Program 2008

  • PSYC Georgia Secretary of State, 1998

Awards & Honors

  • Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award Georgia Regents University’s Medical College of Georgia , 2010

  • Academy of Health Science Educators Georgia Regents University, 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RFAP 5000

    Family Practice

Teaching Interests

communication, interviewing, behavior change


Selected Recent Publications

  • SauciExploring Family Medicine Residents’ Experiences Teaching Medical Students, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Introversion and medical student education: Challenges for both students and educators, 2015
  • Colorectal cancer risk information presented by a nonphysician assistant does not increase screening rates, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Presenting colorectal cancer risk information to primary care patients does not increase colorectal cancer screening more than standard handout, 2014
  • Measuring psychological flexibility in medical students and residents: A psychometric analysis, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

feedback, introversion, faculty development, instructional technology

Professional Service

  • AAMC MedEdPORTAL 2008 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education 2008 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine’s (STFM) Digital Resource Library 2008 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Health Promotion and Practice 2006 - Present

    Role: Reviewer