Poonam Sharma, MD, associate professor of medicine (General Internal Medicine), has been named the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for the Department of Medicine effective July 1, 2021. 

Saumil Chudgar, MD, MS, was selected by the Duke University School of Medicine Class of 2021 as the recipient of the Thomas D. Kinney Award. 

The Department of Medicine is seeking candidates for the Director of Undergraduate Medical Education position, which will report to the Vice Chair for Education and will work closely with the Chair of Medicine, Associate Director of UME, and Senior Program Coordinator of UME to ensure outstanding medical student education in the DOM. 

The Duke University School of Medicine has announced that Saumil Chudgar, MD, MS, associate professor of medicine (General Internal Medicine) has been selected as the new Assistant Dean for Clinical Education for the School of Medicine. He will be responsible for overseeing the clinical education program, while working closely with the rest of our medical education team. 

The transition between pre-clinical and clinical education is often challenging for medical students. This is the ninth straight year Dr. Saumil Chudgar and Dr. Aubrey Jolly Graham have led the Clinical Skills Intensive (CSI), a 3-week full-time course that helps to prepare new second-year medical students for their clinical education.

Andrew Alspaugh, MD, and Saumil Chudgar, MD, MS, have been recognized with Golden Apple Awards by the Duke School of Medicine medical students.

We congratulate six faculty members who are receiving distinguished academic promotions in the division of General Internal Medicine!

This week we learned from Dr. Saumil Chudgar about a perspective paper published in the current issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Joel Boggan, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine (General Internal Medicine), w


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