Recognizing Teaching Excellence

Learners in the Carver College of Medicine are invited to provide examples of effective teaching at the end of each rotation. Read what our trainees recently had to say about Internal Medicine educators below. Read previous submissions.

Diana Jalal, MD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Submitted by Will Lorentzen

One of Dr. Jalal’s most significant traits as an effective teacher is how friendly and welcoming she is to students. She genuinely cared about my experience and education while on service with her and always invited questions. I followed several patients with renal issues and she was able to teach me more academic concepts I had struggled with previously, as well as giving me practical bits of advice I had never heard.

Zachary Lauer, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Submitted by Ashlee Hulbert

  • Discusses learning points/takeaways for each patient seen on rounds
  • Allocates at least 10–15 minutes, often much more, to dedicated teaching daily
  • Provides hands-on experience—ultrasound in particular
  • Expresses and demonstrates interest in teaching
  • Provides mentorship regarding both academic and practical aspects of clinical medicine practice

Matt Bauer, MD, Third-Year Resident
Submitted by Maddie Brindle

Dr. Bauer gave great chalk-talks during down time. He prioritized teaching and gave good feedback. He challenged your clinical reasoning and made you think like a true diagnostician.

Taher Abu Hejleh, MBBS, Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Submitted by Roshan Abid

Dr. Abu Hejleh assigned teaching points, quick teaching points before patient bedside roundings.

Iaswarya Ganapathiraju, DO, – Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, UnityPoint Health, Des Moines
Submitted by Jenn Mullins

Dr. Ganapathiraju led a great session on differential diagnoses, has been very supportive and a great resource throughout multiple clerkships.

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