J. Kevin Dorsey, MD, PhD

Dean and Provost Emeritus, Professor, Department of Medical Education, Professor Department of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology)

Education & training

Medical School
1978 M.D., Southern Illinois University; Springfield, IL
Undergraduate Degree
1964 B.S. cum laude in Chemistry; Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
1968 Ph.D. in Physiological Chemistry; University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Residency
1978-81 Resident in Internal Medicine; University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Fellowship
1970-73 Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology; Johns Hopkins University
1981-83 Fellow in Rheumatology; University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Academic Location

Academic Office

913 N Rutledge St Springfield, IL 62702
Mail Code: 9681

Publications

L.F. DiLalla, S.K. Hull and J.K. Dorsey.  Effect of Gender, Age, and Relevant Course Work on Attitudes Toward Empathy, Patient Spirituality, and Physician Wellness.  Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 16, 165-170, (2004).

J. K. Dorsey.  Maintaining Empathy in Medical Education, MedEdPORTAL; 2006.  Available from: http://services.aamc.org/jsp/mededportal/retrieveSubmissionDetailById.do?subId=223.

J. L. Fulfer, J. J. Tyler, N.J.S. Choi, J. A. Young, S. J. Verhulst, R. Kovach and J. K. Dorsey.  Using Indirect Questions to Detect Intimate Partner Violence:  The SAFE-T Questionnaire.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Sage Publications, Volume 22, Number 2, February 2007, 238-249.

S. K. Hull, L. F. DiLalla and J. K. Dorsey, Prevalence of Health-Related Behaviors Among Physicians and Medical Trainees.  Academic Psychiatry, 32, 31-38, (2008).

J.A. Colliver, M. Conlee, S. Verhulst, J. K. Dorsey.  Reports of the Decline of Empathy during Medical Education are Greatly Exaggerated:  A Reexamination of the Research.  Academic Medicine, Volume 85, Number 4, 588-593 (April 2010).

J. K. Dorsey.  Nothing to Hide.  Pulse – voices from the heart of medicine. November 23, 2012.  Available from: http://www.pulsemagazine.org/Archive_Index.cfm?content_id=265

D. Davis, J. K. Dorsey, R. D. Franks, et al.  Do Racial and Ethnic Group Differences in Performance on the MCAT Exam Reflect Test Bias? Academic Medicine, Volume 88,  Number 5, 593-602 (May 2013).

J. K. Dorsey, N. K. Roberts, B. Wold.  Feedback Matters: The Impact of an Intervention by the Dean on Unprofessional Faculty at One Medical School. Academic Medicine, Volume 89, No. 7, 1032-1037 (July 2014)

N. K. Roberts, J. K. Dorsey, B. Wold. Unprofessional behavior by specialty:  A qualitative analysis of six years of student perceptions of medical school faculty. Medical Teacher, 2014 Jul;36(7):621-625.

R. Lange, J. K. Dorsey, S. Verhulst, N. K. Roberts. Rasch Analysis of Professional Behavior                                                                                                                                                 in Medical Education. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2015 Dec;20(5):1179-94. Epub 2015 Mar 4

R.F.Damiano, L.F.DiLalla , G.Lucchetti, J.K.Dorsey. Empathy in Medical Students is   Moderated by Openness to Spirituality. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10401334.2016.1241714

Grants

1974-77  National Cancer Institute Research Grant--"Glycosyltransferases and Contact Inhibition" - $59,000 (Southern Illinois University)

1990 Apple Computer Finishing Grant (approximately $35,000) to produce an authoring shell for clinical reasoning skills development cases to be distributed to US and Canadian medical schools (co-investigator with H. Myers)

1990 Department of Commerce and Community Affairs Grant ($30,000) to assist in the commercial development of computer scored clinical cases to teach and evaluate clinical reasoning skills in pre-clinical medical students (co-investigator with H. Myers)

1995  Research Grant ($2,000) from Southern Illinois Hospital Services Corp. to develop a diagnostic survey to identify victims of domestic violence

2000  John Templeton Spirituality in Medicine Curricular Award of $25,000

2001  Community Benefits Grant from Southern Illinois Healthcare ($3,400)  validate a screening questionnaire for domestic violence

Awards

1964 American Chemical Society Award, Outstanding Chemistry Major (Fairfield University)

1981 Ernest O. Theilen Award, given to a senior resident for "exceptional skill in the care of the sick" (Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa)

1983 House-Staff of the Year (teaching) Award, University of Iowa

1984 Clinical Instructor Award, Class of '87, Southern Illinois University

1985 Clinical Instructor Award, Class of '88, Southern Illinois University

1988 Outstanding Faculty-one of four chosen by the Class of '88, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

1989 Master Teacher Award in Education, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, annual award

1990 Best Lecturer, Class of '93, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

1993 Outstanding Alumnus, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (Inaugural recipient)

1993 Most Outstanding Clinical Teacher, Class of '96

1996 Outstanding Faculty-one of four chosen by the Class of ‘96, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

1999 Outstanding Faculty-one of two chosen by the Class of 2000, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

2000 John Templeton Spirituality in Medicine Curricular Award of $25,000

2000 Chosen by Class of 2000 to hood the graduating class

2003 Selected by Class of 2004 as most outstanding educator during the years of training (Golden Apple Award)

2007 Chosen by Class of 2007 to hood the graduating class

2010 Recipient of Favorite Son Award by Southern Illinois Medical Association (SIMA) to honor a physician from southern Illinois for his outstanding years of patient care, research, and academic achievements

2012 Chosen by Class of 2012 to read Hippocratic Oath

2016 Chosen by Class of 2016 to hood the graduating class

2016 SIU School of Medicine’s Annual Outstanding Educator Award given by the Academy for Scholarship in Education renamed the “J. Kevin Dorsey Outstanding Educator Award” in recognition of accomplishments in education

2016 Nominated by SIU School of Medicine for the AOA AAMC Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award (national)

2016 Distinguished Service Member status conferred by AAMC Board of Directors

2017 Selected by the Class of 2017 as the most outstanding educator during their four years of training (Golden Apple Award)