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Hakemi, Ahmad




Dr. Hakemi is a Board-Certified Internist from the American Board of Internal Medicine and is listed in the Directory of Board-Certified Medical Specialists, published by the American Board of Medical Specialists. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Saint Francis Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey, where he was named chief resident in his PGY-4 year.  Dr. Hakemi has held positions in hospitals and clinics including Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Straub Clinic and Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii; the Trenton Affiliated Hospitals (St. Francis Medical Center and Helene Fuld Medical Center) in Trenton, New Jersey; Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; and numerous others.  He is still active in clinical practice on a part-time basis.  In addition to internal medicine, Dr. Hakemi has developed a special interest in medical education in general and learning theories specifically. He is a Simulation Based Education Instructor, trained at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota and the Center for Medical Simulation at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Hakemi's research is well received and in last 12 months, his two articles on medical education have had nearly 9,000 Altmetric verified reads. His article on pulse oximetry has had over 1200 reads in ResearchGate. He has mentored research scholars in the College of Medicine and the College of Health Professions at Central Michigan University as well as at other colleges, universities, and hospitals. 

More about Ahmad Hakemi

  • Blamoun J, Hakemi A, Armstead T. A Guide for Medical Students and Residents Preparing for Formative, Summative, and Virtual Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE): Twenty Tips and Pointers. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2021 Aug 29;12:973-978. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S326488. PMID: 34512066; PMCID: PMC8422967.
  • Blamoun J, Hakemi A, Armstead T. Perspectives on Transitioning Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination to a Pass/Fail Scoring Model: Defining New Frameworks for Medical Students Applying for Residency. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2021 Feb 11;12:149-154. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S296286. PMID: 33603533; PMCID: PMC7886099.
  • Stack MA, Hakemi A. Diagnosis and treatment of exercise-induced bronchospasm: a review. JAAPA. 2011 Jun;24(6):26-30. doi: 10.1097/01720610-201106000-00005. PMID: 21682173.
  • Hakemi A, Song X, Armstead T, et al. A Comparison of Unguided Versus Guided Instruction in A Formative OSCE (fOSCE) Experience in Clinical Physician Assistant Learners, entire poster & abstract archived by Deep Blue-University of Michigan’s Institutional Repository 2020,40-42. Ann Arbor, MI 2020.
  • Hakemi, A., & Bender, J. A. (2005). Understanding pulse oximetry, advantages, and limitations. Home Health Care Management & Practice, 17(5), 416-418.
  • Medical Doctor (MD), Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Capital Health (formerly Trenton Affiliated Hospitals), Trenton, New Jersey
  • Medical education
  • Simulation based medical education
  • Cognitive load theory
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • Michigan Licensed Medical Doctor

Courses Taught

  • PHA 608:  Clinical Medicine I
  • PHA 609:  Clinical Medicine II
  • PHA 610:  Clinical Medicine III