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Michael A. Sostok, MD

Assistant Dean

Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean for Medical Education

  • Fellowship : Medical Education Research Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Residency : University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • Medical Degree: Jefferson Medical College
  • Bachelor's Degree: Univeristy of Scranton
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 19870916)


Internal Medicine

Contact Information
Research Interests

Research:  Simulation in Medical Education

Practice: General Internal Medicine/Primary Care

Clinical Interests

Internal Medicine

Preventive Health

Primary Care



Dr. Michael Sostok is the Assistant Dean for Medical Education, Medical Director of The UC Simulation Center and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  He received his MD degree from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA in 1984.  Dr. Sostok is a recognized leader in the area of medical education.  He has published and presented internationally on a variety of medical education topics including ambulatory medical education, faculty teaching skills development, clinical skills development and assessment of students and residents, and most recently, the use of simulation in health care education.  His passion for innovative teaching has been recognized by the UC College of Medicine with the Silver Apple Teaching Award, The Faculty Achievement Award and The Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching.  In his free time, Dr. Sostok enjoys time with his family, local community service and international mission trips with his daughter.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Barry, CT; Avissar, U; Asebrook, M; Sostok, MA; Sherrman, KE; Zucker, SD 2010. Use of a Standardized Patient Exercise to Assess Core Competencies During Fellowship Training. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2 1,

Barry, Curtis T; Avissar, Uri; Asebrook, Maureen; Sostok, Michael A; Sherman, Kenneth E; Zucker, Stephen D 2010. Use of a standardized patient exercise to assess core competencies during fellowship training. Journal of graduate medical education, 2 1, 111-7

Kissela, B; Harris, S; Kleindorfer, D; Lindsell, C; Pascuzzi, R; Woo, D; Szaflarski, J; Kanter, D; Schneider, A; Sostok, M, Broderick, J 2006. The Use of Standardized Patients for Mock Oral Board Exams In Neurology: A Pilot Study. BMC Medical Education, 6 22,

Sostok, MA; Coberly, L; Rouan, GW 2002. A Closer Look at the Feedback Process Between Faculty and Students. Academic Medicine, ,

Sostok, Michael A; Coberly, LeAnn; Rouan, Gregory 2002. Feedback process between faculty and students. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 77 3, 267

Osborne,S: Sostok, MA: Branch, W et al 1997. Recruiting and Retaining Clinician Educators Journal of General Internal Medicine, Supplement April,

Sostok, M A; Luke, R G; Rouan, G W 1995. Confronting the costs of ambulatory-care training. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 70 11, 949-50

Sostok, MA; Luke, RG; Rouan, GW 1995. Impact Upon the Time Commitment of Faculty When Teaching Third-Year Medical Students on Ambulatory Versus Inpatient Rotations. Academic Medicine, 70 , 949

Abstract Publications

K. Ballman, C. Colella, T. Berry, M. Sostok 2016. Interactive Case Studies: An Innovative use of Standardized Patients for Distance Learners. Journal of the Society of Simulation in Healthcare, ,

Sostok, MA; Heimburger, G; Asebrook, M 2008. Using Simulation to Improve Medical Students' Ability to Recognize Abnormal Heart Sounds: A Longitudinal Study Simulation in Health Care, 2 4, 279

Sostok, MA; Filak, A; Brewer, D 2004. Do Faculty and Standardized Patient Evaluation of Students' Clinical Skills Agree? Journal of General Internal Medicine, ,

Sostok, MA; Coberly, L; Warm, E; Rouan, GW 2002. Developing Self-Assessment Skills of Students Academic Medicine, ,

Sostok, MA; et al 2001. Impact of a Mission Based Faculty Development Program Journal of General Internal Medicine, ,

Sostok, MA; Coberly, L; Rouan, GW 1998. Do Faculty Teaching Priorities Match Students' Self Assessment of Their Competency in an Ambulatory Experience? Journal of General Internal Medicine, ,