I am Ron Saizow, Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Academic Programs. I serve as Designated Institutional Official, responsible for the accreditation and quality of our residency and fellowship programs.
My professional passions focus on teaching and the processes of learning. Among my proudest professional accomplishments is the Bedlam-Longitudinal clinic. Students participate two afternoons each month in Bedlam-L clinic, which is a free clinic providing patient-centered team-based care to patients with chronic illness. Interdisciplinary teams comprised of students from medicine, nursing, and pharmacy, along with their respective full-time faculty and clinic staff, learn to provide high contact coordinated care that focuses on quality care outcomes. Along with Bedlam-Evening clinic and the Student Academy, Bedlam-L has become a centerpiece of the community medicine experience within the clinical curriculum and an incubator for educational and clinical innovation. Students learn continuous quality improvement through study and change in their own team-based practice. They implement standards of patient-centered medical home along with their nursing and pharmacy student teammates. Faculty explore Team-based Learning and flipped classroom strategies in the Academy and Bedlam-L quarterly practice retreats.
While I could go on and on, I'll conclude by mentioning the newest member of our household, Boomer. He's a 16 month old goldendoodle with endless energy and a happy disposition. He joins a family of 2 older beagle mixes, along with my two kids, Abby, who is a senior at Austin College, Jeff, who is a senior at Riverfield, and my wife, Mary Jo.