CIPHERS Hosts Professional Development Sessions with Visiting Scholar

CIPHERS visiting scholar Hyun Bae Yoon
Hyun Bae Yoon, MD, PhD, an associate professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine, speaks during the 2023 CLIC Conference in Spokane.

The success of last year’s CLIC Conference in Spokane continues to be seen across the WSU College of Medicine, and even around the world.

Medical thought leaders from around the globe gathered for the 2023 Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (CLIC) Conference in September. Under the theme “Abundant Resilience: Flipping the Script of Health, Hardship, and Social Justice in Washington State,” the conference offered speakers, small group discussions, debates, workshops, and more.

Hyun Bae Yoon, MD, PhD, an associate professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine, was among those in attendance. He was especially impressed with the conference topics around LGBTQ+ advocacy and curriculum, holistic admissions, and LIC curriculum and assessment. He expressed interest in incorporating the topics at his home institution in Seoul.

CIPHERS organizers made it happen for Yoon. They scheduled a day for Yoon to visit Spokane once again and meet with college faculty on the topics he requested. Those who presented included Jeff Haney, MD, chair of medical education and clinical sciences, Dawn DeWitt, MD, MSc, CMedEd, MACP, FRACP, FRCP-London, associate dean and CIPHERS director, Leila Harrison PhD, MA, MEd, vice dean for admissions, student affairs, and alumni engagement, and Jaime Bowman, MD, FAAFP, vice chair of family medicine education.

“It seemed obvious that the mission of the College of Medicine was well aligned from its admission process to the educational program, including the outstanding LIC program,” Yoon said about his visit. “I was not only touched by the warm welcome but also impressed by new ideas and efforts shared by the colleagues [I] met during my visit.”

Yoon also expressed his gratitude to the CIPHERS team for hosting him as a visiting scholar and the faculty who shared their time with him.

If you attended the CLIC Conference, don’t forget about the upcoming CLIC Leap Day Virtual Session taking place on Thursday, Feb. 29.