One of the duties of a Resident of Internal Medicine is to instruct the Medical Students and Interns.
As a Fellow in Rheumatology, I was given responsibilities in lectures and presentations at Ground Rounds and at the OU Medical School to teach medical students, interns, residents and students in Allied Health.
I have had to use microscopy to evaluate synovial fluid for crystals, bacteria, white blood cell counts etc.
I have dissected many animals as well as human cadavers.
I have learned pharmacologic principles in dosing, interactions and biologic interactions.
I have engaged in patient education and instruction.
I have lectured physicians about medicines for pharmacologic companies.
I graduated from OSU with a BS in Biochemistry. I graduated from OU Medical School in 1991 with a M.D. For my specialty, I completed a Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Medical School in 1994. I passed the Internal Medicine Board Certification and then completed a two year Fellowship in Rheumatology at OU/OMRF and passed the sub-specialty board for Rheumatology in 1996. I then went out into private practice at the Cardiology Clinic of Muskogee as a Rheumatology Physician and practiced there until 2008. We moved due my husband's job and I chose to stay home for our children.
Oklahoma State University1987Bachelor of Science: BiochemistryStillwater, OK, USA
University of Oklahoma Medical School1991M.D.: MedicineOklahoma City, OK, USA
University of Oklahoma Medical School1994Residency : Internal MedicineOklahoma City, OK, USA
OU Medical School Fellowship Program1996Rheumatologist: RheumatologyOklahoma City, OK, USA
Cardiology Clinic of MuskogeeAugust 1996 to April 2008Physician of Rheumatologist Muskogee, OK