Department of Internal Medicine
General Internal Medicine Faculty
Mark Wilson, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Associate Program Director
Associate Dean, Carver College of Medicine
Designated Institutional Officer, Graduate Medical Education for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Mark C. Wilson, MD, MPH is a general internist who came to the University of Iowa in 2004 to serve as their first physician Director of Graduate Medical Education. He works to develop the GME experience for 500 resident and 200 fellow physicians to address issues that go beyond meeting accreditation standards. Six years ago, he launched cross-departmental initiatives in Chief Resident Leadership Development and more recently a Certificate Program in Educational Leadership for Program Directors.
His background includes a 3 year fellowship in academic generalism at Johns Hopkins and serving as the Internal Medicine Program Director at Wake Forest for a dozen years. He was elected to the Council of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, and in his new role has been active in AAMC’s Group on Resident Affairs. He is the Chair for the GRA and serves on their Advisory Committee to the GME Leadership Development Program. He also has been an active member of the international Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group, making contributions to the popular Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature and multiple educational courses that emphasize practical integration of EBM into overcrowded curricula and busy clinical settings.
At Iowa, he maintains a visible presence in inpatient care and as an Associate Program Director because he’s fascinated by the challenges to educate better internists. He appears genetically predisposed to try to illuminate dark alleyways that may be impairing the quality and effectiveness of clinical education and patient care.
Honors, Awards, and Organizations
- Alpha Omega Alpha
- Fellow, American College of Physicians (Wake Forest University)
- William Hazzard Faculty Excellence Award in Bedside Teaching (Wake Forest University)
- Tinsley Harrison Faculty Excellence Award in Case-Based Teaching(Wake Forest University)
- Master Clinician Society, University of Iowa
- Richardson WS, Wilson MC, Keitz SA, Hotala R, Wyer P. for the EBM Teaching Scripts Working Group. Tips for Teachers of EBM: Making Sense of Diagnostic Test Results Using Likelihood Ratios. J Gen Intern Med 2008; 23(1): 87-92
- Golnik KC, Lee AG, Wilson MC. A National Survey of the Shift to Competency-Based Education in Ophthalmology. Ophthal 2008;115: 1426-1430.
- Akl, EA, Mustafa R, Wilson MC, et. al. Curricula for Teaching the Content of Clinical Practice Guidelines to Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residents in the US: A Survey Study. Implementation Science 2009; 4:59-66.
- Akl, EA, Gunukula S, Mustafa R, Wilson MC, et. al. Support for and Aspects of Use of Educational Games in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency Programs in the US: A Survey. BioMed Central Medical Education. 2010; 10:26-30.
- Richardson SW, Wilson MC, McGinn TG. “Differential Diagnosis” Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature. A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice. AMA Press, 2008, pp 407-418.
- Guyaat G, Meade M, Haynes B, Jaeschke R, Cook D, Wilson MC, Richardson SW “ Parallel But Separate Goals:Evidence-Based Practitioners and Evidence-Based Care” Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature. A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice. AMA Press, 2008, pp717-720.
- Wyer PC, Cook D, Richardson SW, Elbarbary M, Wilson MC “Teachers’ Guides to the Users’ Guides” Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature. A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice. AMA Press, 2008, pp 743-768.
- Wilson MC, Henderson MC, Smetana GW. ‘Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Making’ in The Patient History – An Evidence –Based Approach. 2nd Ed. (in press, 2012)
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