Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Dr. Gometz graduated from the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine. He also holds advanced degrees from Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center, and served as Chief Resident for the Internal Medicine and Transitional Year Residency Programs at MacNeal Hospital.
He is currently serving as Core Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. In this capacity, Dr. Gometz serves as the Director of Scholarly Activity, overseeing quality improvement and patient safety projects required of all residents during residency. Dr. Gometz also coordinates several monthly academic conferences including hospital-wide Journal Club, Code Blue Review, Rapid Response Lecture Series, Clinical Pathophysiology and Morbidity & Mortality Conferences. He is also working to implement an Evidence Based Medicine Curriculum which will include a lecture series on how to interpret and appraise the medical literature.
Dr. Gometz has been involved with teaching at various levels for over 18 years. His teaching philosophy is that learning can vary significantly from person to person, and that a student’s lack of knowledge is often times the fault of a teacher’s inability to connect with the student. Just as we strive to provide “patient centered care” on the wards, Dr. Gometz feels that the same philosophy should applied towards “resident centered teaching”. They should be provided with mentored guidance but also help them develop the ability to function independently once their training is complete. He believes in exploring innovative approaches to teaching, and tries to adapt his methods to accommodate his audience.