In June 2016, The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine completed its forty-third year of visiting professor activities. The Visiting Professor Program is an important source of educational support in the community-based settings where family medicine residents, medical students, physician assistant students, and clinical pharmacy students train.
As visiting teachers, College of Medicine faculty present teaching conferences and participate in other educational activities at community-based residency programs. Faculty visits serve two purposes. They contribute to the basic training of family medicine residents and health professions students, and they provide a source of continuing medical education for the faculty and other physicians in the geographic regions where the residency programs are located.
Carver College of Medicine faculty and University Hospitals' house staff contributed 91 teaching days to the Visiting Professor Program.
Sixty-seven (61) individuals made teaching visits from 13 College of Medicine departments, the College of Public Health, the Office of Consultation and Research Medical Education (OCRME) and the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences made teaching visits. Instruction occurred at eight residency programs sites involving 12 University-affiliated teaching hospitals.