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UMMC Internal Medicine Residency Program: Clinician Educator Track

Who: 4 PGY2 medicine (or PGY3 medicine/pediatrics) residents and 4 PGY3 (or PGY4 medicine/pediatric) residents. Residents are selected from an application process; preference is given to those who desire a career in academic medicine.

When: The course spans two academic years. Total amount of time dedicated to the course is around 40 hours. Participants receive a certificate at resident graduation after successful completion of the program.  

Course Curriculum

The course is longitudinal throughout the academic year and will include both skills development and hands-on teaching.  Curriculum components include:

  • Didactics/journal club/roundtable discussions 
  • 1 or 2 day-long courses in leadership 
  • Participation in the Stanford Medical Educator’s course
  • Medical student and resident teaching, including:
  • M3 student clerkship lectures
  • IMP2 medical student course 
  • Peer-evaluated pre-rounds 
  • Resident morning report or noon conference 
  • M3 Transitions Course
  • M4 Transitions to Residency Course
  • Active participation in a medical education research project
  • Preparation of teaching portfolio

Current Residents

Nathan Alexander, MD
Matthew Bridges, MD 
Meredith Cobb, MD, PhD
Kelly Dale, MD 
Chad Hierlmeier, MD
Candyce Mehler, DO  
Sarah Riedi, DO 
Jessica Smith, DO

Recent Graduates

Group photo of the 2023 UMMC Internal Medicine residents in the Clinical Educator track

2023 Graduates: 
Mary Moses Hitt, MD (left) - Hospitalist, Baptist Hospital, Jackson, MS 
Christian Young, MD - Cardiology Fellowship - UMMC
Mindy Talley, MD - Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, Medical University of South Carolina
Mari Young, MD (right) - UMMC Medicine Chief Resident


2022 Graduates: 
Peyton Reves, MD (left) - UMMC Medicine Chief Resident, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, University of Wisconsin
Heidi Latiolais, MD - Geriatics Fellowship, UT San Antonio; Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, UT San Antonio
Meagan Robbins, MD - UMMC Pediatrics Chief Resident, UMMC Medicine and Pediatrics Faculty 
Thor Goodfellow, MD (right) - UMMC Medicine Chief Resident, UMMC Cardiology Fellowship

2021 Graduates:
Ashley Villarreal, MD (left) - UMMC Medicine Chief Resident, UMMC General Medicine and Hospital Medicine Faculty 
Will Crews, MD (center) - UMMC Hospital Medicine Faculty 
Dana Brunson, MD (right) - Hospitalist


2020 Graduates: 
Meredith Sloan, MD (left) –  UMMC Medicine Chief Resident, UMMC Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship 
Nathalie Malcolm, MD (center) – Academic Medicine and Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina
Mark Lelli, MD (right) – Academic Hospitalist, Emory University

Course Co-Directors

Amanda Clark, MD

Lyssa Weatherly, MD