Debra Klamen, MD, MHPE

Senior Associate Dean for Education & Curriculum, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Education

    About me

    Research Interests & Projects

    • Stress Management in Medical School and Residency
    • Medical Education - Curriculum Design
    • Medical Education - Evaluation and Assessment
    • Medical Education – Outcomes
    • Medical Education – Longitudinal Performance Assessment
    • Medical Education – Evaluation and Remediation of Failing Students
    • Medical Education – Diagnostic reasoning acquisition

    Teaching Interests & Activities

    1. Faculty development in the following areas:

    • Adult learning
    • Preparation for Promotion and Tenure
    • Stress Management
    • Improving clinical performance appraisals
    • Diagnosing and Treating the failing student
    • Curricular development and implementation

    2. Student teaching in the following areas:

    • Clinical psychiatry
    • Problem based learning
    • Clinical reasoning
    • Patient safety

    Gender

    Female

    Education & training

    Medical School
    1981-1985 M.D., University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
    Undergraduate Degree
    1977-1981 B.S., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
    1996-1998 M.H.P.E., University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
    1995 Harvard Macy Institute: Program for Physician Educators, Boston, MA
    2001-2002 Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women, Philadelphia, PA
    2005 Harvard Macy Institute: Program for Leaders in Healthcare Education, Boston, MA
    2014 Harvard Macy Institute: Leading Innovations in Healthcare & Education, Boston, MA
    Residency
    1985-1988 Resident in Psychiatry, University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, IL
    1988-1989 Chief Resident in Psychiatry, University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, IL

    Grants

    • 2014 P1 of Josiah Macy Foundation Grant, Resdesign of the Clinical Curriculum ($577,000)

    Awards

    • 1992 Teacher of the Year, Psychiatry Department
    • 1993 Teacher of the Year, Psychiatry Department
    • 1997 Teaching Recognition Award, University of Illinois at Chicago
    • 1998 Teacher of the Year, Region VI, Association of Academic Psychiatry
    • 1999 C. Thomas Bombeck Award, Chicago Medical Student Council
    • 1999 Lamp of Learning Award, University of Illinois at Chicago
    • 2000 Professor of the Semester, Medical College of Georgia Class of 2003
    • 2001 Education Award, Association of Academic Psychiatry. Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
    • 2002 UIC Award for Excellence in Teaching (University-Wide Award)
    • 2002 UIC Nomination by College of Medicine to represent the College at the National Alpha Omega Alpha Teacher of the Year awards competition
    • 2002 UIC Award for Excellence in Medical School Teaching in a Single Course (Essentials of Clinical Medicine)
    • 2005 Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals, 2005-2006 Edition
    • 2008 Association of Academic Psychiatry Distinguished Life Fellow Award