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Release: Oct. 12, 2001

College Of Medicine To Host Bettendorf Event For Physicians Oct. 16

They are recognized as experienced clinicians, but a number of Quad Cities 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 the doctors a teaching skills workshop and honor them with a recognition dinner Oct. 16 at the Abbey Hotel, 1401 Central Ave., in Bettendorf. The Genesis Medical Education Foundation is co-sponsoring the event.

Quad Cities 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 a valuable asset to the college. Our curriculum would suffer without them," said Roger Tracy, assistant dean and director of the Office of Statewide Clinical Education Programs at the UI College of Medicine. "Many Quad Cities physicians have distinguished themselves as excellent clinical teachers."

The Genesis Medical Education Foundation in Davenport 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 the Quad Cities. The UI also has regional affiliates in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Mason City, Sioux City and Waterloo.

Nearly 30 Quad Cities area physicians are expected to attend the Oct. 16 event in Bettendorf. 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. Marcy Rosenbaum, Ph.D., UI assistant professor of family medicine and a faculty member in the UI Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education, will lead the workshop. Monte Skaufle, M.D., director of the Genesis 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 oscep@uiowa.edu.

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