Maricela P Moffitt
- Professor, Internal Medicine - (Educator Scholar Track)
- Director, Doctoring Curriculum
Dr. Moffitt completed medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston in 1986. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas in Houston in 1989 and was selected as a chief resident in 1990. She joined the faculty in the Department of Medicine at Maricopa Integrated Health System in June of 1990 and remained there until 2005. She has held many academic and administrative positions including: Clerkship Director, Associated Program Director in Internal Medicine Residency, Co-Program Director Med-Peds Residency, and Director of Academic Affairs. During her tenure at MIHS she was elected president of the Medical Staff and served as a medical staff officer from 1998-2003.
Tuberculosis and Public Health have always been interests. Dr. Moffitt obtained a Masters in Public Health from the University of Arizona in the Charter Class 1993-1994. As part of an internship project she responded to an RFP from the CDC. She was subsequently funded over one million dollars for a five year project in clinical trials of new methods for the treatment of Tuberculosis, in addition she participated in the CDC’s Tuberculosis Trials Consortium (TBTC.) She also served as the Chief Medical Officer, TB Control and as Deputy State Tuberculosis Control Officer.
Currently, she is the Director of the Doctoring Curriculum at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix. She holds the Academic rank of Professor of Medicine. She has received numerous teaching and service awards. Clinically she has practiced and taught Internal Medicine as faculty at Maricopa Integrated Health System and now at the Carl T. Hayden VA in Phoenix as a Hospitalist.
- MPH Public Health
- University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States
- M.D. Medicine
- University of Texas, Houston, Texas, United States
- Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, United States
- University of Arizona College of Medicine (2007 - Ongoing)
- Maricopa Integrated Health System (1999 - 2005)
- Maricopa Integrated Health System (1992 - 1994)
- Maricopa County Public Health (1991 - 2008)
- Excellence in teaching by a Block or Course
- UA COMP students class of 2021, Spring 2019
- Educator of the Year
- UA College of Medicine PhoenixClass of 2018, Spring 2016
- Class of 2014, Spring 2012
- Excellence in Teaching by Course
- University of Arizona College of Medicine PhoenixClass of 2018, Spring 2016
- The Gold Humanism Honor Society
- University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix, Spring 2016
- The Stuart R. Flynn Master Educator Award
- University of Arizona College of Medicine PhoenixGraduating Class 2016, Spring 2016
- Excellence in Teaching a Course
- Class of 2015, Spring 2013
- Master Educator Award
- Class of 2011, Spring 2011
- Outstanding Achievement in Teaching a Course
- Class of 2012, Spring 2010
- Teacher of the Year
- Class of 2013, Spring 2010
Licensure & Certification
- Internal Medicine Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine (1989)
- Arizona Medical License, Arizona Medical Board (1990)
Clinical skillsCommunication skills
Doctoring MS1MEDP 815A-T2 (Spring 2020)
Doctoring MS2MEDP 815B-T2 (Spring 2020)
Doctoring MS1MEDP 815A-T1 (Fall 2019)
Doctoring MS2MEDP 815B-T1 (Fall 2019)
- Heath, A., Castro, M. D., & Moffitt, M. P. (2019, Fall). Are Trained Primary Care Graders Scores Equivalent to Specialist Graders on SOAP Notes Completed on OSCE 4?. DOCS.
- Heath, A., Moffitt, M. P., & Castro, M. D. (2019, Fall). Faculty Challenges and Barriers in the Implementation of Entrustable Professional Activities Assessment in the UA COMP Doctoring Course.. DOCS.
- Moffitt, M. P., Castro, M. D., & Heath, A. (2019, Fall). Correlation of EPA 6 and qualitative oral presentation scores of 3rd year medical students following a series of standardized patient encounters.. DOCS.
- Moffitt, M. P., McDonald, F., Castro, M. D., Heath, A., & Barcellona, D. (2018, Spring). Simulation and Standardized Patient (SP) Hybrid Experience: A Novel Approach to Prepare Medical Students for Clerkships.. 2018 WGEA Regional Conference.