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Neis Clinical Skills Lab Staff

Julie Mack portraitJulie Mack


Julie Mack is the Director of the Standardized Patient Program and the Neis Clinical Skills Lab at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine. Julie holds a B.S. in Music Business from Quincy University and an M.S. in Recreation and Parks Administration/Arts Administration from Western Illinois University.

After a number of years working in Arts Administration in Kansas City, she became involved in the newly formed Standardized Patient Program here at KU in 1998 as a Standardized Patient. In 2005 Julie became a full-time Senior Coordinator for the program involved in all aspects of recruiting and training standardized patients and coordinating School of Medicine and School of Nursing SP programs.

Julie took over as Director in March of 2008 and is responsible for supervising the Neis Clinical Skills Lab Staff in providing close to 9,000 student/standardized patient encounters for medical and nursing students annually.

Pam Shaw portraitPam Shaw

Associate Dean for Medical Education, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Dr. Pam Shaw obtained her medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Shaw did her internship and residency in Pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. After completing her residency she entered private practice in a rural community in Southeast Kansas. Dr. Shaw is board certified in Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Dr. Shaw returned to practice as an academic pediatrician at the University of Kansas in 1990.

Dr. Shaw has held several positions in the Department of Pediatrics where she is a Professor. In 2006, Dr. Shaw was appointed Curriculum Director for the Phase II years of the medical school, or the clinical years. In 2008, Dr. Shaw was appointed to her current position as Medical Director of the Neis Clinical Skills Lab in Kansas City, KS. In 2015 she was appointed the role of Assistant Dean of Clinical Sciences, which encompasses the clinical experiences across the curriculum. In 2017 she was also appointed Director of the Honors and Enrichment Program as part of the new ACE curriculum. 

David W. Becker, MD portraitDavid W. Becker, M.D.

Medical Director of the Neis Clinical Skills Lab

Dr. David W. Becker is an Internist by training and a lifelong Jayhawk. Dr. Becker graduated with a BA in Biology in 2001 from the Lawrence campus, earned his M.D. from KUMC in 2005 and completed an Internal Medicine residency in 2008. Since the training, he has stayed within the KU system as a hospitalist working beside students and residents in patient care duties.

In 2017, he was named Assistant Medical Director of the Neis Clinical Skills Lab and in 2019 he became Medical Director of the Neis Clinical Skills Lab. Dr. Becker helps coordinate faculty for student assessments, writes standardized patient cases and teaching outlines, and gives feedback to learners on performance. Dr. Becker's other duties include working as an Assistant Clerkship Director for the Internal Medicine third-year clerkship and leadership on multiple School of Medicine committees.

David Naylor portraitDavid G. Naylor, M.D.

Assistant to the Medical Director of the Neis Clinical Skills Lab

Dr. David G. Naylor is a General Internist that has spent his career teaching on Inpatient Internal Medicine rounds. Dr. Naylor enjoys educating others on the basics, including EKGs and clinical skills. Dr. Naylor's interest and accomplishments have led him to his current position with the Neis Clinical Skills Lab as Assistant to the Director of Medicine. Dr. Naylor loves the collaboration that occurs when working in a lab environment.

portrait of RalphRalph Corse

Standardized Patient Program Manager

Ralph Corse is the Standardized Patient Program Manager and helps prepare training events for medical students at all levels. He coordinates the Basic Life Support Training program and is also involved with assisting the PETA (Physical Examination Teaching Assistant) schedules. He is skilled in technical aspects and helps troubleshoot video, camera, and computer-related issues that may occur. Ralph graduated from Vatterott College with an Associate's Degree in Electronic Theory and has 15 years of experience in Electronic and IT quality control. He became an SP in 2010 and has worked with facilitating events, student orientation, as well as daily lab preparation.

Carey RawsonCarey Rawson, M.D.

Senior Standardized Patient Coordinator for SP Training and Quality Assurance 

Dr. Carey Rawson is a pediatrician by training. Carey graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in Biology in 1997, then went on to obtain her medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2002. She completed her Pediatrics residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2005 and then worked as a pediatrician in Private Practice at Johnson County Pediatrics for 10 years.

Dr. Rawson has a passion for teaching and returned to the University of Kansas Medical Center to be able to work with students. She started off working as a Physical Exam Teaching Assistant (PETA) and played numerous roles as a standardized patient. Carey took on the full-time position as the Standardized Patient Coordinator for SP Training and Quality Assurance in 2021.

Emma CarterEmma Carter, BFA

Standardized Patient Program Coordinator  

As a Standardized Patient Coordinator, Emma hires, programs, schedules, and facilitates training events for medical students in their first, second, and third year of medical school. She maintains the Neis Clinical Skills Lab handbook, Facebook page, and website updates for the Clinical Skills Lab. 

Emma graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, MO in 2013 with a BFA in Theater Arts and a minor in Music. She worked as a freelance actor, playwright, and teaching artist in Kansas City for seven years before joining University of Kansas, School of Medicine full-time. She became an SP in 2016 and moved into the role of SP Program Coordinator in 2021. 

Max RomineMax Romine

Neis Clinical Skills Lab Coordinator and Video Technician 

Max grew up in Grain Valley Missouri, a small town 20 minutes east of Kansas City. After graduating High School in 2003, Max spent five years in the work force before going to culinary school in 2008. In 2010 Max received his Associates Degree in the culinary arts from the Art Institute of Kansas City. Following this came 10 years of working in various restaurants around the city. Throughout this time Max could occasionally find work at KUMC as a standardized patient or an event monitor. In 2020 Max made the decision to change careers and accepted the Video Technician position at the KUMC Neis Clinical Skills Lab. Now Max maintains the lab, and sets up, monitors, times, and records Standardized Patient events. 

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