CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: April 24, 2002
UI Carver College of Medicine to host event for physician-instructors
April 30 in Des Moines
They are recognized as experienced clinicians, but a number of Des Moines
area physicians also serve as community-based teachers for the University
of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, preparing medical
students, physician assistant students and medical residents for health care
The UI Carver College of Medicine will hold a recognition dinner and teaching
skills workshop for these doctors Tuesday, April 30 at the Hyperion Field
Club, 7390 N.W. Beaver Drive, in Johnston. The Des Moines Area Medical Education
Consortium is co-sponsoring the event.
Des Moines 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 Carver College
of Medicine. "Many Des Moines physicians serve as excellent clinical
instructors. Thanks to these professionals and other community physicians,
we are able to provide the next generation of doctors with a solid understanding
of the challenges of community medicine."
The Des Moines Area Medical Education Consortium is affiliated with the
UI Carver College of Medicine and is one of six UI Regional Medical Education
Centers. The consortium's principal function is to serve as the medical education
(for medical students and residents) coordinating entity for its Des Moines
hospital members. The consortium serves the university by coordinating UI
medical education activity, recruiting community-based faculty, co-sponsoring
faculty development programs and recommending clinical teachers for appointment
to the UI faculty. The UI also has regional affiliates in Cedar Rapids, Mason
City, the Quad Cities, Sioux City and Waterloo.
More than 50 area physicians are expected to attend the April 30 event.
The teaching skills 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 a 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. Nathan Josephson, M.D., director of the Des Moines
Area Medical Education Consortium, will co-facilitate the session.
The faculty recognition dinner will follow the two-hour workshop. Representatives
from the UI Carver College of Medicine, including Dean Robert P. Kelch, M.D.,
will be on hand to convey their appreciation for the teaching efforts of Des
Moines 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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