CONTACT: BECKY SOGLIN
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Release: May 14, 2002
UI medical students honor physicians who teach
Two physicians have been honored for their teaching abilities by University
of Iowa medical students who are members of the Alpha of Iowa Chapter of Alpha
Omega Alpha (AOA), a national medical honor society. The awards were made
at a ceremony held April 24 in Iowa City.
Douglas Workman, M.D., a family practice physician at Broadlawns Medical
Center in Des Moines, was awarded the AOA 2002 Volunteer Clinical Faculty
Award for helping educate and train UI medical students. Scott Vogelgesang,
M.D., UI associate professor of internal medicine, was recognized for his
teaching and facilitating skills by being elected as the UI's 2002 AOA Faculty
Initiate, which confers lifetime AOA membership.
Workman holds an undergraduate degree and a medical degree in family practice
from the UI. He completed a residency in family practice at Mercy-St. Lukes
Family Practice Residency Program in Davenport and currently serves as assistant
program director of the Family Practice Residency Program at Broadlawns.
Vogelgesang earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota
and a medical degree from the University of South Dakota. He completed a residency
in internal medicine at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colo.,
followed by a fellowship in rheumatology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center
in Washington, D.C. In addition to serving as an instructor and facilitator
for many medical student courses, Vogelgesang is program director of the UI
Internal Medicine Residency Program and program director of the UI Rheumatology
Geoff Norman, Ph.D., assistant dean of education research and professor
of clinical epidemiology and biostatistcs at McMaster University in Ontario,
Canada, was guest speaker at the UI awards ceremony. Norman is an expert on
how medical students learn and other aspects of physician education and clinical
Founded in 1902, Alpha Omega Alpha promotes scholarship and research in
medical schools and encourages a high standard of character and conduct among
medical students and medical school graduates. In recognition of high attainment
in medical science, practice and related fields, the society elects outstanding
medical students, alumni and faculty members to its ranks. AOA has 105 chapters
at medical schools throughout the United States and Canada. The UI chapter
was established in 1920.
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UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics
and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services
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