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Nathan M. Sanderse, MD

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Clinical Assistant Professor, General & Hospital Medicine

Professional Background

All learners need an environment where they can safely explore the limits of their knowledge.

My fundamental approach to teaching is through encouraging graduated autonomy in medical decision-making at a level appropriate to a learner’s training. I firmly believe and have seen that some of the most remarkable developments in a learner’s development is when they are encouraged to take responsibility for the decisions they take. In a collaborative environment, my goal as an educator is to facilitate discussion and exploration.

All learning requires investigation, and one of my main roles as an educator is to teach learners where to obtain access to the best medical evidence. Good answers require good questions, and I think it’s essential to teach how to ask good questions. Remaining teachable is essential to lifelong learning and maintaining a posture of humility as an educator allows a better learning environment and facilitates my own professional development, in addition to demonstrating this behavior for my learners.

Lastly, teaching requires modelling, and in medicine specifically, the need for mentorship and models of professionalism are essential.

My clinical practice is as an inpatient Internal Medicine physician responsible for the co-ordination of care and management of complex medical patients at KU Medical Center (July 2016 - Present).

Education and Training
  • MD, Saba University
  • Residency, University of Missouri - Kansas City
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine