Associate Program Director Internal Medicine Residency Program-Everett
What drew you into this field? I was drawn to medical education by two motives. I have always been uneasy with my own medical knowledge, both its accuracy and staying current; an anxiety salved by participation in a learning community. I have also always been frustrated and dissatisfied by the quality, value, and humanity of medical care as experienced, and I see young physicians as our best investment in improving that care and its value, quality, and reliability.
Clinical Associate Professor Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences
What inspired you to go into medicine? During Vassall’s childhood, his family’s physician practiced out of his house. Vassall would have visits in his doctor’s basement. “I thought about being a physician was I was very young,” said Vassall. Once he went to college, he was challenged by a professor in one of his philosophy classes. His professor had very different viewpoints than Vassall. Dr. Vassall realized he did not like being graded on something that was subjective. “That’s when … » More …
Assistant Professor Department of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences
What influential people have you looked up to in your career? From a young age, Dr. Oluwoye looked up to her dad, a professor of urban planning at Alabama A&M University, as her influence. He traveled to conferences, meetings, and to other countries for his work, including after the family relocated to Alabama following a stint in Australia. “He has had a big impact on my life,” said Oluwoye. She loves how she and her dad bond over their shared … » More …
Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Medicinal Education and Clinical Sciences
How did you decide to become a health care professional? I played competitive soccer growing up and after many broken bones, torn ligaments and dislocated joints I fell in love with anatomy. I was amazed by the physicians’ ability to heal and make whole.
What does Black History Month mean to you? Black History Month reminds me of the exceptional men and women who have made substantial contributions to society despite the astounding racial injustice. I am … » More …
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