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


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

  • FMPC 5000

    Basic Clkshp Family Med
  • MEDI 5593

    ECM 1-PBL
  • FMPC 5003

    Family Medicine Sub-I

Teaching Interests

communication, interviewing, behavior change


Selected Recent Publications

  • 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
  • Younger Age Associated with Increased Usage and Satisfaction of a Web-based Patient Portal: a Pilot-study, 2013

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