Molly B. Cohen-Osher, MD, MMedEd

Assistant Dean, Office of Medical Education

Molly Cohen-Osher


Molly Cohen-Osher, MD, MMedEd, is the Assistant Dean of Medical Education for Curriculum and Instructional Design as well as the Family Medicine Director of Medical Student Education. Dr. Cohen-Osher received her medical degree at UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed her family medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin and MacNeal Family Medicine Residency (University of Chicago affiliate) programs, and a Faculty Development Fellowship at Tufts. She received her Master’s in Medical Education at University of Dundee, Scotland. Prior to her current role, Dr. Cohen-Osher was the Family Medicine Clerkship Director, chair of the school’s Clerkship Curriculum Subcommittee and was course director for the Fundamentals of Learning and Teaching Methods course in the Master’s in Health Sciences Education program at BUSM as well as for the Teaching Practicum course in the Master’s in Health Professions Education Program at MGH IHP. She is a noted presenter at conferences and has extensive teaching experience in a variety of roles. Her focus is on creating learning experiences that foster active learning, teamwork and the skills to build meaningful therapeutic alliances with patients.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Medical Sciences & Education, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, MD
  • Rutgers University–Camden, BA

Classes Taught

  • MEDMS777
  • MEDMS999


  • Published on 2/1/2023

    Cohen-Osher M, Lee AL, Erlich D. Revealing the Hidden Clerkship Curriculum: A Qualitative Analysis. Fam Med. 2023 Feb; 55(2):115-118. PMID: 36787519.

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  • Published on 11/1/2022

    Stern LD, Warburton K, Kim T, Cohen-Osher M. Challenges in Nephrology Education: Integration of the Preclinical Curriculum. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2022 Nov; 29(6):483-485. PMID: 36371109.

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  • Published on 7/19/2022

    Erb EC, Randolph MN, Cohen-Osher M, Garg PS. Identifying Student Mistreatment Through Peer-Facilitated Learning Environment Sessions. Acad Med. 2022 Nov 01; 97(11):1623-1627. PMID: 35857397.

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  • Published on 9/27/2021

    Randolph MN, Erb EC, Garg PS, Thompson R, Cohen-Osher M. Training Medical Students as Peer-Facilitators to Identify Medical Student Mistreatment in the Clerkship Year. MedEdPORTAL. 2021; 17:11185. PMID: 34632053.

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  • Published on 5/26/2021

    Cohen-Osher M, Davies TA, Flynn DB, Young ME, Hoffman M. Finding Information Framework: A Tool to Teach Life-Long Learning Skills. PRiMER. 2021; 5:16. PMID: 34286219.

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  • Published on 9/1/2020

    Garg PS, Halley R, Osher MC. Boston University School of Medicine. Acad Med. 2020 Sep; 95(9S A Snapshot of Medical Student Education in the United States and Canada: Reports From 145 Schools):S220-S222. PMID: 33626686.

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  • Published on 1/1/2020

    Cohen-Osher, M. Hoffman, M. . Acute Respiratory Infection Workshop. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. National Clerkship Curriculum. 2020.

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  • Published on 1/1/2019

    Erlich, D, Cohen-Osher, M, and Altman, W. Geriatric Change of Mental Status / Polypharmacy, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. National Clerkship Curriculum. 2019.

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  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Cohen-Osher, M, Ebell, M.H, Slawson, D.C., Shaughnessy, A.F., Hoffman, M.H . Smith M: Essentials of Family Medicine, Wolters Kluwer. Information Mastery: Basing Care on the Best Available Evidence. 2018.

  • Published on 2/24/2017

    Erlich DR, Cohen-Osher MB, Goodell KH. 'We rise by lifting others': peer support and professional development for women in academic medicine. Educ Prim Care. 2017 09; 28(5):291-294. PMID: 28234552.

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