Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; Director, University of Minnesota Pediatric Clerkship; Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine; Director, University of Minnesota Advanced Physical Diagnosis Course
Dr. Nixon is an Associate Professor in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He serves as the director of the Essentials of Clinical Medicine as well as the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota, where he was also Chief Resident. His interests include medical education, physical diagnosis and evidence based medicine.
Honors, Awards, Organizations
Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Outstanding Medical School Teacher
Clinical Excellence Award, Department of Medicine
Educational Excellence Award, Dept of Medicine
Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM) Louis N. Pangaro, MD, Educational Program Development Award
American Board of Internal Medicine Board Certified 1999, 2009
American Board of Pediatrics, certified 1998, 2005
Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, Treasurer
Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, Board of Directors
Selected Recent Publications
Berman NB, Fall LH, Chessman AW, Dell MR, Lang VJ, Leong SL, Nixon LJ, Smith S. A Collaborative Model for Developing and Maintaining Virtual Patients for Medical Education. Medical Teacher. 2011; 33(4): 319–324.
Nixon LJ, Aiyer M, Durning S, Gouveia C, Kogan JR, Lang VJ, ten Cate O, Hauer KE. Educating Clerkship Students in the Era of Resident Duty Hour Restrictions. American Journal of Medicine. 2011.
Bronander K, Nixon LJ,Berman N, Holthouser AL. SIMPLE Integration Strategies: What Works, What Doesn’t – Sharing Tips and Solutions. Academic Internal Medicine Insight. 2011; 9 (2): 10-11.
Nixon LJ, Benson BJ Sick B. Rogers T. and Miller WJ. Effects of Resident Work Hour Restrictions on Medical Student Education. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2007; 22 (7): 947-941.
Carracio C, Benson BJ, Nixon LJ and Derstine P. From the Educational Bench to the Clinical Bedside: Translating the Dreyfus Developmental Model to the Learning of Clinical Skills. Academic Medicine. 2008;83 (8): 761-767.
Internal medicine; Pediatrics
Oklahoma College of Medicine
University of Minnesota
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