Ardent Advocate Dr. Matt Owens Leads Charge to Mitigate Rural EMT Crisis
The Journey of a Medical Student
The foray into medical school holds different experiences and aspirations for each carefully vetted student, even though each class navigates similar academic challenges. Family and friends don’t always fully comprehend what their student is immersed in.
SSOM Program Coordinators: The Heart of Student Learning
It takes the concerted efforts of motivated, exemplary support staff for the Sanford School of Medicine and its multitude of programs to flourish. Meet our five program coordinators, one from each campus and the FARM program, who serve our students to ensure our programs are running smoothly and exemplify the mission of the SSOM on a daily basis.
Dr. Joy Falkenburg is a strong believer in what person-centered care can do for families and communities. Developing lifelong relationships with patients allows a connection and a type of care, she says, that allows her to impact the trajectory of their lives.
Top of Her Field: Mitchell Physician Honored by South Dakota Peers as Young Standout
The advocacy never stops for Dr. Mandi Greenway Bietz.
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Dr. Michael Koch's Dedicated Four Decades of Service, Teaching and Mentoring
After a prolific 42-year career, almost half that as chair of the Department of Pathology at the Sanford School of Medicine, Dr. Michael Koch can take credit for copious amounts of valuable contributions in educating and mentoring 20 classes of medical school students.
Memorial Scholarship Honors Dr. Julie Raymond
Rapid City surgeon Dr. Julie Todd Raymond, a mentor to many physicians and advocate for breast cancer patients, passed away March 17, 2022.
Tuffs Recognized as USD December Employee of the Month
SSOM employee Angie Tuffs, senior secretary in the Department of Pediatrics, was named the USD Employee of the Month for December.
Wegner Health Sciences Library to Host Health Humanities Speaker as Part of 'Speaking of Health' SeriesSummary: Thanks to the South Dakota Humanities Council, the University of South Dakota Wegner Health Sciences Library is the beneficiary of a grant that will allow for efforts in advancing the humanities in health.
Dr. Lori Hansen Named Dean of Medical Student AffairsSummary: Dr. Lori Hansen has been named dean of Medical Student Affairs at the Sanford School of Medicine since filling that role on an interim basis.
Dr. Alan Sazama is New Assistant Dean of Medical Student Education and Director of Pillar 2Summary: Dr. Alan Sazama '14 was recently named assistant dean of Medical Student Education and Pillar 2 director at the USD Sanford School of Medicine.
Dr. April Willman Named Dean of the Sanford School of Medicine Yankton CampusSummary: Dr. April Willman has been named to the permanent position of campus dean of the Yankton campus at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, a position she’s held on an interim basis since April 2022.
Guest Column | Lizz & Robbie Nicholas
Elizabeth (Hoffman) Nicholas, a Eureka, South Dakota native, and Robert Nicholas, a Huron, South Dakota native, met at the University of South Dakota when they were both in the Alumni Student Scholars Program, each with the dream of becoming a doctor.