CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: Nov. 13, 2001
UI College of Medicine to host event for physician-instructors Nov. 14
in Cedar Rapids
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- They are recognized as experienced clinicians, but a number
of Cedar Rapids area doctors also serve as community-based teachers for the
University of Iowa College of Medicine, preparing medical students, physician
assistant students and medical residents for health care careers.
The UI College of Medicine plans to offer these doctors a teaching skills
workshop and honor them with a recognition dinner Nov. 14 at the Collins Plaza
Hotel, 1200 Collins Rd. NE, in Cedar Rapids. The Cedar Rapids Medical Education
Foundation is co-sponsoring the event.
Cedar Rapids area physicians who volunteer as instructors are key to the
college's commitment to provide its students with educational experience in
settings that reflect the day-to-day realities of medical practice.
"Physicians in community settings are integral to the success of our
medical curriculum," said Roger Tracy, assistant dean and director of
the Office of Statewide Clinical Education Programs at the UI College of Medicine.
"Many Cedar Rapids physicians serve as excellent clinical instructors.
Thanks to these professionals and other community physicians, we are able
to provide the next generation of doctors a solid understanding of the challenges
of community medicine."
The Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation is affiliated with the UI College
of Medicine and is one of six UI Regional Medical Education Centers. In that
role, the foundation operates a UI-affiliated family practice residency and
coordinates medical student education in Cedar Rapids. The UI also has regional
affiliates in Des Moines, Mason City, the Quad Cities, Sioux City and Waterloo.
More than 25 area physicians are expected to attend the Nov. 14 event in
Cedar Rapids. The faculty development workshop, which begins at 4 p.m., is
titled, "One Minute Preceptor." Participants will learn how to sharpen
the objectives of clinical teaching, how to use questioning strategies that
promote critical thinking and how to effectively comment on the learner's
performance. Kristi Ferguson, Ph.D., UI associate professor of community and
behavioral health and director of the UI Office of Consultation and Research
in Medical Education, will lead the workshop. Gordon Baustian, M.D., director
of the Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation, will co-facilitate the session.
The faculty recognition dinner will follow the two-hour workshop. Representatives
from the UI College of Medicine will be on hand to convey their appreciation
for the teaching efforts of area physicians.
For more information on the workshop and dinner, contact the UI Office of
Statewide Clinical Education Programs at (319) 335-8618 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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