SIU Med School Physician Named Outstanding Teacher


April 9, 2013


Dr. Gary RullSIU Med School Physician Named Outstanding Teacher

Dr. Gary M. Rull, associate professor of internal medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, has been selected as Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the SIU Academy for Scholarship in Education.

The award is given annually to recognize an SIU faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional skill and commitment to teaching.

“Dr. Rull is an innovator in education,” said Dr. Debra Klamen, associate dean for education and curriculum. “He created a geriatrics curriculum designed around a simulated senior couple and standardized the teaching of history and physical exams across the curriculum.”

Rull serves as director of the SIU Doctoring curriculum.  He is a fellow in the American College of Physicians (ACP), a member of Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honorary Society, and was elected secretary of the SIU School of Medicine Alumni Board of Governors.

He has received awards including the Laureate Award from the Illinois downstate region chapter of the ACP and the Best Full-time Faculty Teacher of the Year Award given annually by the SIU residents.  He has had four medical education articles published. 

Rull joined the SIU faculty in 2001. He completed his internal medicine residency at SIU (2001), followed by a year as chief resident for SIU. He earned his medical degree with honors at SIU (1998) and  earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude at SIU Edwardsville (1992).  Rull accepted in and completed the Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers clinical teaching training course, a highly acclaimed program for medical educators (2011).  He is board certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Gary Rull with resident Mohammedumer Nagori, M.D., medical student Bryan Kidd and paitent Helen Young

Photo: Dr. Gary Rull with resident Mohammedumer Nagori, MD, medical student Bryan Kidd and patient Helen Young.

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