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Allen Shaughnessy


Allen Shaughnessy

Allen F. Shaughnessy, PharmD, MMedEd is Professor, Department of Family Medicine of Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston and Director of the Master Teacher Fellowship at the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance.

Doctor Shaughnessy received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and his Masters in Medical Education from the University of Dundee. He has completed a faculty development fellowship and the Department of Health and Human Services Primary Care Health Policy Fellowship. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Dr. Shaughnessy has been active in research and evidence-based medicine. He has written over 150 papers in the areas of continuing medical education, evidence-based medicine, pharmacology, family practice education, prescription writing, and medical information management that have been published in journals such as the Journal of Family Practice, JAMA, British Medical Journal, and American Family Physician. He is the series editor for the American Family Physician’s STEPS series of new drug reviews, Senior Editor of Essential Evidence Plus, a Consulting Editor for Dynamed, and a freelance writer for British Medical Journal.

Along with Dr. David Slawson, he has developed the concepts of Information Mastery. They also developed the concept of “Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters” (POEMs). A leader in medical information management, Dr. Shaughnessy conducts presentations and workshops across the United States and has also presented workshops in Denmark, Spain, Saudi Arabia, England, and Wales.

In 2002, he and Dr. Slawson were awarded the Innovative Program Award by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine for their work on Information Mastery. In 2005 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Family Medicine Education Consortium.

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AffiliationClinical Information Sciences, LLC, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance
LocationBoston, MA