As an integral part of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, we strive to educate medical students, interns, residents and fellows in a supportive and collaborative environment. We encourage a growth mindset, motivating learners to set high standards of personal growth and professional development for themselves and their peers.
Our faculty are involved in educating students at the University of Kansas as early as the undergraduate level. Several ID faculty facilitate SOM small groups and several additional faculty teach in courses for first and second-year medical students. The divisional Education Director, Dr. Jessica Newman, serves as the Infectious Diseases Content Director for SOM years 1 and 2 and holds positions in the Internal Medicine Clerkship as well as Core Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, including serving as the Infectious Diseases Subspecialty Educational Coordinator.
Faculty in the Division have received numerous teaching awards and are highly involved in the education, training and mentoring of residents and fellows throughout our institution. We also have a two-year clinical fellowship.
In addition to our formal educational activities in the School of Medicine and Department of Internal Medicine, we provide guest lectures in several additional GME programs at the University of Kansas Medical Center and regularly provide topical updates to our peers at hospital grand rounds, KUMC conferences, local and regional professional meetings and civic organizations.
We take pride in helping prepare the next generation of doctors for the challenges that lie ahead, and in working collaboratively with physicians and other professionals from numerous health-care disciplines to improve the knowledge and health care available to our patients.