David Vermette joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of General Medicine & Geriatrics as an assistant professor as of July 2023. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern and obtained an MBA at the University of Texas at Dallas. He completed his residency in Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Yale, and served as Chief Resident during his PGY-4 year. Following residency, he completed advanced training in medical education research with the Yale General Internal Medicine Medical Education fellowship, obtained an MHS in medical education from the Yale School of Medicine, and completed a fellowship in Pediatric Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Vermette’s scholarly mission is to shift the paradigm of well-being in medical education from a disease-model of burnout toward a health-model of flourishing. His work has included developing validity evidence to support the use of the Flourish Index as a quantitative measure of well-being in residents and developing and validating an instrument to measure the community well-being of residency programs. He serves as an Associate Program Director for the Washington University Internal Medicine Residency Program and as a Gateway Coach for the undergraduate medical education curriculum. His key interest is medical education.