Awards and honors
1997 – Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Des Moines Universit
1990 – Clinical Teacher of the Year award PA class 1990
Presidents award Iowa PA Society
Our research is designed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the roles of simulated patients in undergraduate medical education. The limited availability and the variability in learning in real patient experiences and safety issues make simulation training more important as a bridge from the academic years to the clinical years.