4 from Medicine selected for leadership roles in School of Medicine

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Four faculty from the Department of Medicine have been newly selected for leadership roles/course directorships in the Medical School for the next academic year.
Poonam Sharma, MD, assistant professor of medicine (General Internal Medicine), will be the Director of the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship for second year medical students. The LIC is an alternative track for clinical training. Students in this track complete less time in the inpatient setting and instead to work with preceptors in the outpatient setting over 30 weeks. This experience allows for repeat continuity with patients and also preceptors who can see their progression. Twelve students will be the completing this experience in the upcoming year.
John Roberts, MD, MEd, assistant professor of medicine (Nephrology), will be the Clinical Correlations Course Director for the first-year medical students. This new position that will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the clinical correlations across all of the first-year basic sciences courses. Students will be able to apply the foundational science concepts that they learn to these clinical cases, allowing them to learn the information in the context of the patient cases where they will see it applied in their careers.
Aimee Chung, MD, assistant professor of medicine (General Internal Medicine) and pediatrics, will be the Course Director of the Capstone Course, a mandatory course for fourth year medical students that focuses on the transition to internship, serving as the culmination of the medical school experience. This course both assesses students to ensure they are entrustable to graduate and also provides residency-specific training. Students always highly rate their experience and teaching in this course. 
Stephen Bergin, MD, assistant professor of medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine), will begin as the Associate Director of the Capstone Course as described above, working closely with Dr. Chung in this transition course.