About Jeffrey S. La Rochelle, MD, MPH, FACP


Dr. Jeffrey La Rochelle received his MD and MPH from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He then completed both an internship and residency in Internal Medicine from the Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. La Rochelle then transitioned to Introduction to Clinical Medicine Director and Integrated Clinical Skills Director with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. During this time, he also served as the National Capitol Consortium Internal Medicine Residency Associate Program Director, Assistant Chief of Medicine, and the Director of Predictive Health Analytics, Health Informatics and Quality with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.


Dr. La Rochelle has received numerous awards throughout his medical career including the CDIM Charles H. Griffith Educational Research Award in 2014. He also received the Air Force “MF” Special Experience Identifier Award in 2012 from the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, which recognizes achieving excellence in academic teaching. He currently serves as the Chair of the Survey and Scholarship committee for CDIM, and serves as the Co-Chair for the USMLE Ambulatory Care Test Material Development Committee for the NBME. Dr. La Rochelle also serves as a Deputy Editor for JGIM, and as a journal reviewer for numerous additional publications including Medical Education, JGME, and Archives of Internal Medicine.


Dr. La Rochelle joined the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in July 2017. He is an Associate Professor in the Medical Education Department and serves as core faculty for the Practice of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. La Rochelle is a Staff Physician and Resident Preceptor with the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Orlando. His area of expertise is in the application of medical education theory to teaching, assessment, and evaluation of clinical skills and clinical reasoning.


Recent Publications

  1. Artino, A. R., La Rochelle, J. S., DeZee, K. J., & Gehlbach, H. AMEE Guide No 87: Developing questionnaires for educational research. Med Teach. 2014 Jun;36(6):463-74
  2. Dong T, Swygert KA, Durning SJ, Saguil A, Gilliland WR, Cruess D, DeZee KJ, LaRochelle J, Artino AR Jr. Validity evidence for medical school OSCEs: associations with USMLE® step assessments. Teach Learn Med. 2014;26(4):379-86.
  3. LaRochelle JS, Dong T, Durning SJ. Preclerkship assessment of clinical skills and clinical reasoning: the longitudinal impact on student performance. Mil Med. 2015 Apr;180(4 Suppl):43-6.
  4. Dong T, LaRochelle JS, Durning SJ, Saguil A, Swygert K, Artino AR Jr. Longitudinal effects of medical students’ communication skills on future performance. Mil Med. 2015 Apr;180(4 Suppl):24-30.
  5. Saguil A, Dong T, Gingerich RJ, Swygert K, LaRochelle JS, Artino AR Jr, Cruess DF, Durning SJ. Does the MCAT Predict Medical School and PGY-1 Performance? Mil Med. 2015 Apr;180(4 Suppl):4-11.
  6. Blanchard R, Visintainer P, LaRochelle J. Cultivating Medical Education Research Mentorship as a Pathway towards High Quality Medical Education Research. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Sep;30(9):1359-62.
  7. Goren E, Leizman D, LaRochelle J, Kogan J. Overnight Hospital Experiences for Medical Students: Results of the 2014 Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine National Survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Sep;30(9):1245-50.
  8. LaRochelle J, Durning SJ, Boulet JR, van der Vleuten C, van Merrienboer J, Donkers J. Beyond standard checklist assessment: Question sequence may impact student performance. Perspectives in Medical Education, 2016 April;5(2):95-102.
  9. Kelly W, Neubauer B, Hemann B, LaRochelle J, O’Neill JT. Innovative pre-clerkship clinical experience (CLINEX). Med Ed. 2016 May;50(5):581.
  10. LaRochelle JS, Dong T, Durning SJ. Pre-Clerkship clinical skills and clinical reasoning course performance: Explaining the variance in clerkship performance. Perspectives in Medical Education, 2016 Aug;5(4):215-21.