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Barbara Orr, MD
Assoc Clin Prof, Family Medicine
School of Medicine
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
7/2007 - 6/2008  Review Practical Exams and prepare for the OSCE''s.
 During the hour I demonstrate the practical exams that the student need to know-knee,shoulder/neck,back, and neurological I also help them prepare for the clinical OSCE''s 
7/2007 - 6/2008 Ethics
This is a case based discussion with full student participation. We present 4-6 different cases covering some of the common ethical issues covered in medicine.
7/2007 - 6/2008 Reducing the Epidemic of Obesity
This one hour lecture describes the national and personal health impact of obesity. I teach the student a clinical approach and a psychological approach to the obese patient. I discuss the various popular diets. I present the hormonal effects of truncal obesity.
6/2007 - 7/2008 Ethics for the medical student
This two hour session is once a month using student generated cases that cover a variety of topics. We brake the student up into small group and help them come up with solutions to the clinical issues presented. Dr. Mark Carr and I do this together
6/2007 - 7/2008 Evaluation of knee and Ankle
This one hour lecture is a practical presentation that is interactive. I use a rubber/plastic model to demonstrate the anatomy and exam. An in-house mneumonic has been developed to teach the student how to remember the parts of the examination. We demonstrate on one of the students how to do the examination. I then ask the students to remember the most common problem seen.
6/2007 - 7/2008 Innerweave Care
This one hour session focuses on the concept of whole person care. Dr. Wil Alexander and I ask the student to give examples from their experience or last patient seen in the clinic that demonstrated WPC. We try to instill the ideas that all that we do is WPC but we focus on the spiritual and emotional aspect of the visit. This is a sharing time for all.
6/2007 - 7/2008 Neck/Shoulder &Low Back evaluation
This two hours of lecture is a practical interactive presentation using a plastic model, probs, and mneumonic. The student well see how to do the various examinations on one of their classmates. They should be able to feel comfortable evaluating this type of patient after this presentation.
6/2007 - 7/2008 Orientation to FM
This one hour lecture gives the objectives and aim of the rotation. What is expected of the students. How to write a SOAP note and how to work up a patient with fatigue. We expect the student to know how to do 4 practical examinations. In addition, know 21 skin lesions. We test them on this material. We have 4 OSCE''S and will launch a new OSCE on DM.
6/2007 - 7/2008 Role playing and group discussion
We role play two knee problems a 25 year old with knee pain and a 65 with knee pain. We divide the class into two groups and pick a student to play the part of the doctor and one to play the part of the patient (give a script to learn)the student doctor with the help of their team must interview and examine the patient and figure out what knee problem the patient has and how to treat it. Inaddition I will have a small group discuss on hot topics such as misstreatment of medical students, how to handle a patient that approaches you sexually, and several other areas that the students would like to discuss. This is a 1 hour session
Interactive Teaching
7/2007 - 6/2008 Outpatient teaching. Students spend 2 full days with me a weeks and see patients. I expect them to go in the room alone, interview the patient then present the patient, problems assessment and plan.  I would like them to get the labs and x-ray forms before hand. I teach them to relate on a higher level with the patient and function as an intern.
I work with mostly junior medical students, sometimes I have two juniors at one time. I also work with sophomore medical students in a shadowing situation. I also have senior medical students but not on a regular basis. I am in the clinic 4 half days per week.
6/2007 - 7/2008 Quiz Game over the questions that have been generated by the various lectures during the month. The winner will get anywhere from 20-50 dollars.
This is a thirty minute game where the three contestants can win money if they can answer the most questions that are part of the quiz game. The questions come from the previous lectures.
6/2007 - 7/2008 Small Group interaction. I spend an hour discussing sensative issues such as misstreatment of medical students, sexual aggressive patients, professionalism, and how to do the genital exam without being embrassed.
During this one hour. We role play two knee cases, a 25 year-old with knee pain and a 65-year-old with knee pain. One student is the patient and another the physician. The rest of the class help the physician solve the problem. The other half of the session is spent discussing delicate topics such as mistreatment of medical students, sexual advances from patient, professionalism, and kindness is my religion. The student have an opportunity to share their experiences.
Administrative Teaching Roles
7/2007 - 6/2008 Advising Senior Students
I advise and assist students in making residency plans; personal statements for their residency letter, how to interview and chose the residency of their choice. This entails 20-25 students includes an hour a piece. (20-30 hrs.)
7/2007 - 6/2008 FMIG Advisor
I am the liason for the Family Medicine Interest Group. If they have questions or need advise about the various activities that they organize.
7/2004 - 6/2007 Chief Financial Officer of LLUFM Grp.
I have the persistant responsibility of signing checks to cover the day-to-day activity of the organization.
6/1997 - 7/2007 Director of Predoctoral Education
I over see the teaching of junior medical students the month rotation on FM. I grade the clinical OSCE. I advise students interested in FM. I help senior medical student with their personal statement and help prepare for residency. I also meet with all senior students that have spent their sub-I on a FM service.