Faculty Profile

Julie Oyler
Section of General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Chair, Women's Committee

Academic Interests

Dr. Oyler focuses on medical education research in a variety of areas. She has published work on a longitudinal quality improvement and patient safety curriculum for internal medicine residents during their ambulatory rotation and a novel 4+2 resident curriculum. She is the Quality and Safety Track Leader for the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine students whose scholarly concentration focuses on quality improvement work and she teaches an elective to first year medical students on this topic. Dr. Oyler has developed a graduate medical education curriculum for first year resident across all specialties to introduce concepts of CLER, patient safety, quality assessment and improvement, and introduce hospital leaders. Dr. Oyler was appointed as a Fellow of the Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators and elected President of the Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine. She is also faculty for the Association of American Medical Colleges “Teach for Quality (T4Q) and the Quality and Safety Educator Academy ( QSEA) http://shmqsea.org/faculty/ .

Clinical Interests

Musculoskeletal medicine, women's health, osteoporosis and preventative medicine


  • Oyler JL, Vinci L, Arora, VM, “Maintenance of Certification Part 4 as an Incentive for Faculty Quality Improvement Education” Academic Medicine, January 2016, Vol 91(1), p 8. doi:10.1097/ACM.0000000000000998, PMID: 26714128
  • Oyler, JL, Thompson, K, Arora, V, Krishnan, JA, Woodruff, J, “Faculty Characteristics Affect Interview Scores During Residency Recruitment”, Am J Med.2015 May;128(5):545-50. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.01.025. Epub 2015 Feb 13. PMID: 25683843
  • Vinci L, Oyler J, Arora V, “The Quality and Safety Track: A Program to Produce Physician Leaders in Quality and Safety”, Am J Med Qual, 2013 Aug 16. PMID: 23956340,http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23956340
  • Oyler J, Vinci L, Arora V, Johnson J. “Teaching Internal Medicine Residents to Sustain Their Improvement through the Quality Assessment and Improvement Curriculum”, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2011 Feb;26(2):221-5. Epub 2010 Nov 4. PMID: 21053089
  • Oyler J, Vinci L, Arora V, Johnson J. “Teaching Internal Medicine Residents Quality Improvement Techniques using the ABIM's Practice Improvement Modules. Journal of General Internal Medicine. July 2008, 23(7): 921-926. PMID: 18449612
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  • BS, 1996, Stanford University, Biology
  • MD, 2001, The University of Chicago, Medicine
  • Residency, 2004, The University of Chicago, Internal Medicine