Department of Bio-Medical Sciences - Philadelphia
Academic Development Coordinator

Douglas J. Koch


Office: 215-871-6426

Mr. Douglas J. Koch is the Academic Development Coordinator for the Department of Bio-Medical Sciences at the Philadelphia campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In this role, he supports the pedagogy behind the use of various educational technology tools including Blackboard Learn, ExamSoft, and i>clickers. His areas of academic interest include the teaching of end of life issues and how medical students breaking bad news , computer based testing, online and adult learning. Currently he is working toward an EdD in Educational Technology Leadership from New Jersey City University which he expects to complete in 2020.

  • Education

      • Certificate in Instructional Technology Management, La Salle University 2017
      • MMB, Hahnemann University, 1992
      • BS in Chemical Biology, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1989
  • Memberships

    • The Generalists in Medical Education
    • International Association of Medical Science Educators
    • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey Distance Learning Association
  • Presentations

    “Increasing the return on investment of an ExamSoft database through the creation of a data entry interface.”
    D. J. Koch, MMB
    PCOM Research Day
    May, 2016

    “Will a palliative care course enhance competencies of medical students delivering bad news to patients?”
    D.J. Koch, MMB, Ruth D. Thornton, Ph.D., and K. Galluzzi, DO
    PCOM Research Day
    May, 2016

    "Maximizing Learning Opportunities in a Blended Clinical Rotation Through the Use of Online Collaborative Tools"
    D. J. Koch, MMB, and Erik Langenau, DO
    AACOM Annual Meeting 2014
    April, 2014

    "Engaging Students through Blended Learning: Flipped Classrooms, IPE, ePortfolios, Online Tools/Apps, and Assessment"
    L. Hurtubise, MA,D.J. Koch, MMB, and M. Linsenmeyer, EdD
    AACOM Annual Meeting 2014
    April, 2014

    “Introducing Blended Learning to Medical Students in a Clinical Training Environment”
    Erik Langenau, DO, D. J. Koch, MMB
    2014 Drexel e-Learning Conference: Technology Use in Teaching and learning
    March, 2014

    "Will a palliative care course enhance competencies of medical students delivering bad news to patients?"
    Ruth D. Thornton, Ph.D., Douglas Koch, MMB, Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP Dist.
    Death, Dying and Disposal 11 International Conference - Theory Meets Practice
    The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
    September, 2013

    "Roundtable: Overcoming challenges and developing best practices"
    Douglas J. Koch, M.M.B.
    Tegrity User Conference
    Boston, MA
    April, 2013

    "The Adult Learner"
    Margaret Wilkins, D.O., Douglas J. Koch, M.M.B.
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    March, 2013

    “Using Simulation to Teach the Art and Skill of Breaking Bad News”
    Katherine E. Galluzzi, D.O, Douglas J. Koch, M.M.B., Penelope Patton, B.F.A. , Ruth D. Thornton, Ph.D.
    The Generalists in Medical Education, 31st Annual Conference
    November, 2010

    “Utilizing Standardized Patient Programs to Bring Death and Dying Issues to Life”
    Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, Ruth D. Thornton, PhD, Douglas J. Koch MMB
    AACOM Annual Meeting 2010
    April, 2010

  • Volunteer and Leadership Activities

    • President’s Diversity Council (2013-present)
    • Member of the Campus Climate Survey Assessment Working Group
    • SafeZone trained staff