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Frazier Stevenson, MD
UME Associate Dean
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12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MDC 54
Tampa, FL 33612
Frazier Stevenson, MD, is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He joined USF in August 2009 after being selected in a nationwide search. Prior to his move to Tampa, Dr. Stevenson was at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine where he served as Director of Education Development.
A professor of internal medicine and nephrology, Dr. Stevenson is the current President of IAMSE, the International Association of Medical Science Educators, an association of over 500 international educators committed to the betterment of fundamental science teaching in health science curricula. His research focuses on faculty development in education, interactive teaching strategies, and teaching of communications skills to medical students.
Dr. Stevenson is an expert in creating faculty development programs support the teaching efforts of faculty and promote active teaching/learning strategies. While at UC Davis, he led the Faculty Teaching Scholars program, in which over 60 medical and veterinary faculty were mentored and educated in teaching theory, skills, and leadership in an intensive 75 hour curriculum. (Developing the Master Educator: Cross-Disciplinary Teaching Scholars Program for Human and Veterinary Medical Faculty. Academic Psychiatry 31(6): 452-64.). He also initiated a broad series of skills sessions for faculty teachers, including lecture technique, small group facilitation, team based learning, and exam design. He received the Dean’s Award for Mentorship in 2009 and for Diversity and Faculty Development in 2008.
At USF he continues to teach normal physiology, renal pathophysiology, and internal medicine to medical students and residents, as he has done for over 15 years. At UC Davis he received multiple student and faculty teaching awards, including the Excellence in Education Award in 2006. He led the renal pathophysiology course for 14 years, developing novel assessment and teaching strategies to better communicate complex material to students (Pre-Course Online Quizzes: a Facile Way to Get Students up to Speed at the Start of Your Course. Journal of the International Society of Medical Science Educators 17:2, 87-90). He is also author of a review text in renal physiology and disease (Crash Course: Renal and Urinary Systems. Elsevier).
In addition to his nephrology teaching, Dr. Stevenson is also an innovator in the teaching of communication, clinical skills, and social sciences to medical students. While at UC Davis he developed the integrated year 2 Doctoring curriculum, focusing on small group learning which integrates the teaching of communications, physical diagnosis, ethics, cultural competence, epidemiology, health care systems, and behavioral medicine (The Doctoring Curriculum at University of California, Davis School of Medicine: Leadership and participant roles for psychiatry faculty. Academic Psychiatry 32:249-254). This course makes extensive use of standardized patients (trained actors) for teaching and assessing communication competence to students. He looks forward to further collaboration with the outstanding standardized patient center (the Center for Advanced Clinical Learning) at USF College of Medicine.
The son of two public school teachers, Dr. Stevenson earned his BA cum laude from Pomona College (Claremont CA) and his MD degree from University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Michal Reese Hospital in Chicago, then a fellowship in Nephrology at the University of California San Francisco. He is a fellow of the Harvard-Macy Leadership Program and recently completed a three year term writing internal medicine questions for Part 2CK of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
An avid pianist, conductor, singer, and backpacker, Dr. Stevenson has sung with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, the Sacramento Opera Chorus, and now with the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. He was also assistant conductor of the San Francisco Bach Choir for 6 years. He has backpacked extensively in the Sierra Nevada, but also in the Alps, Karakoram (Pakistan), Torres del Paine (Chile), and American/Canadian Rockies.