UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Hanson, Elizabeth Reed

School of Medicine
(210) 562-5344

I am a clinician educator in the School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. My clinical work is in the UTKids outpatient general pediatrics clinic at the University Health System (UHS) Robert B. Green Campus. I consider education to be my primary scholarly focus as a faculty member. Within the realm of educational scholarship I am focused on the domains of teaching and curriculum development. I am active in medical education across the continuum with a focus on pre-clinical undergraduate medical education and graduate medical education in pediatrics. My primary educational roles within the institution include Module Co-Director for the Molecules to Medicine Course, Interim Director of the Pre-Clinical Curriculum, Associate Program Director for the pediatric residency program, Director of the Pediatric Advocacy Curriculum, and Co-Director of the Ambulatory Pediatrics Elective. At a national level, I am an active member of the leadership team working on a national curriculum on child poverty through the Academic Pediatrics Association.

I strive to take a scholarly, evidence-based approach to curriculum development and the preparation of teaching sessions. I specialize in the use of educational technology and other innovative approaches to foster interactive adult learning. In addition, I am working on novel approaches to assessment of learners and curricula, educational administration, and mentoring. As I have grown as an educator I have become more aware of the importance of understanding and prioritizing the learning needs and styles of my students. As an educator in the medical field I understand the importance of imparting the skills necessary for advanced decision-making and independent practice. I have reached outside of my comfort zone, seeking the advice of educational experts, to incorporate a variety of teaching strategies that address these varied needs.

In pursuit of these objectives, I completed a competitive national faculty development program the Academic Pediatric Association Educational Scholars Program. This three-year program provides faculty development around educational scholarship as well as focused mentorship on a scholarly education project. I graduated from this program with a certificate in Educational Scholarship in May 2016. As a part of this program I engaged in educational research evaluating the pediatric advocacy curriculum that I developed. In particular, I studied the use of reflective writing analysis in the evaluation of community site visits. To date this research has been presented in abstract and poster form at six regional and national meetings, and we have submitted a manuscript on this work to a medical education journal.

This curriculum vitae details my accomplishments in the areas of educational scholarship, clinical work and academic service at the institutional level and national levels. It outlines the sustained and focused effort I am making in these areas as well as others, highlighting my dedication to taking a scholarly approach in all endeavors.

8/2011 - Present Staff Physician University Health Systems, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX
8/2011 - Present Assistant Professor/Clinical and Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program UT Health Science Center, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX
8/2011 - Present Staff Physician Christus Santa Rosa Downtown, Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX