Episode 1 | A Deep Dive into Medical Education, Med-Peds, and Much More

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On this episode of Medicus, Dr. Nate Derhammer joins us to talk about medical education and how it has changed since when he was a student. He also discusses his role as the residency program director of Med-Peds at Loyola and offers his perspective on how students can do well in their clinical years of medical school, as well as match into Med-Peds for residency. You won’t want to miss this!

Nate is a native of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He completed his undergraduate medical education at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and received his Medical Doctorate in 2003. He completed his combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency training at Loyola University Medical Center in 2007 and served as Chief Resident for the Loyola Internal Medicine residency program from 2007 to 2008. Nate maintains board certification in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Nate’s primary academic focus is resident and medical student education. He is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. His current academic positions include Program Director of the combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency and Assistant Course Director of the second year medical student clinical skills course, Patient-Centered Medicine 2. He directed an engagement and integration program for newly hired faculty within the Department of Medicine for several years and facilitates an interdepartmental leadership training experience for Chief Residents at Loyola.

Dr. Derhammer with episode hosts, Neal and Alek