Message from the Chair

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The Department of Medicine is very happy to welcome our new Associate Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine, Dr. Lisa Zickuhr. She will be assisting the current clerkship director Dr. Gerome Escota in providing professional, administrative, and educational leadership for third and fourth year students rotating in Medicine.

Dr. Zickuhr is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and clinician educator in the Division of Rheumatology. She serves as Director of Rheumatology Curricula, teaching undergraduate and graduate medical trainees about musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases. She has won awards for her compassionate patient care and her teaching efforts at the medical student, resident, and fellowship levels. Last month, the rheumatology fellows selected her as the recipient of the 2019-2020 Richard Brasington, MD Award, an honor granted each academic year to a faculty member with notable dedication to teaching and mentoring rheumatology fellows.

Her research interests lie in curriculum design. She volunteers on the American College of Rheumatology’s Curriculum subcommittee of Rheumatology Training and Workforce and has collaborated with internal medicine residents to measure clinicians’ needs for education about diagnosing rashes in patients with lupus and skin of color with plans to design teaching interventions to address them. Working towards earning her Masters of Health Professions Education, she is committed to a scholarly approach to teaching and looks forward to contributing to the innovation of Washington University School of Medicine’s Gateway Curriculum through her new role in the medicine clerkship.