Displaying items by tag: medical education

Four faculty members joined the Learning Communities program earlier this year as new mentors. In Part 2 of a Q&A with the new mentors, read what motivated Jessica Fazendin, M.D., and Desiree Morgan M.D., to join the program and why they feel the LCs are important to medical school.

If you ask Stephanie Berger, M.D., about the opportunities available for educators at UAB, she would say five words: Seek and you shall find.

When Caroline Harada, M.D., and Stephanie Berger, M.D., took over as course directors for Patient, Doctor and Society three years ago, they not only brought their passions for community service and education on social determinants of health, they also incorporated an active learning format to engage students in small group discussions throughout the course.

Preliminary construction began last week on Volker Hall’s sixth floor, the first step in a renovation plan that includes collaborative and administrative space on the sixth floor and a new active learning space on the second floor, along with a modern new atrium that will bring the entrance to the building directly off University Boulevard.
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Kathrin Zimmerman, a third-year medical student, was awarded a position as a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Associate, and she recieved support from the Office of International Medical Education to help make this dream a reality.

Created by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, The Common Thread is an online toolkit designed to challenge, engage and stimulate self-inquiry in order to facilitate greater inclusivity and understanding.

Alana Nichols, J.D., MS4, was recently selected as a Selected Professions Fellow by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
Laura B. Kezar, M.D., professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Medical Education and recently retired associate dean for students in the School of Medicine, co-wrote an article published in Academic Medicine describing the need to update Technical Standards for medical education.
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On Sunday, Aug. 12, the UAB School of Medicine welcomed 186 students in the entering class of 2018 and presented them with their first white coats at the annual White Coat Ceremony at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.

The School of Medicine welcomed its first-year medical students with an orientation July 23-27. During the weeklong orientation, the 2018 incoming class enjoyed academic sessions from faculty members and breakout sessions led by a group of second-year medical students who served as orientation leaders.

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