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Brendan S. Kelly, DO

Professional Background

Clinic. I am a member of the Hospitalist Advisory Committee which is a small group of hospitalist leaders that makes recommendations about policies for the Hospitalist group.

I am a member of the Acute Care Committee. This committee is made up of Nurse Managers, leaders in the Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy departments. This committee discusses and resolves issues on the clinical side of the hospital.

Medical knowledge and advancement are constantly changing, as such physicians must continue to learn throughout their entire careers. I believe that the habit of self-taught learning should start as early as possible in school.

As a small group leader for Problem-Based Learning (PBL), I strongly encourage 1st and 2nd year medical students to ask themselves “what don’t I know?” By starting with that question, they could decide for themselves what they need to read about to further their own knowledge. I believe this exercise will help them build the habit of continuous learning.

As a preceptor, I do not allow 1st and 2nd year medical students to simply follow me on rounds, rather I let them observe for 1 or 2 days and then I have them see patients on their own. After visiting with patients, they formulate an assessment and plan and present it to me just as a 3rd or 4th year student would. By encouraging them to round on patients early in their education, not only are they better prepared for their clinical years, but they have also started self-learning in a clinical environment.

Education and Training
  • DO, Kansas City University of Medical and Biosciences
  • MBA, Health Care Leadership, Rockhurst University
  • Residency, University of Kansas Medical Center
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine