Maureen Novak, MD, FAAP

NovakDr. Novak has been involved in medical student teaching throughout her professional career. As a pediatric generalist with training in infectious disease and an interest in adolescent medicine, she provides primary and subspecialty care to children, teens and young adults with learners at her side every session. She was first recognized as a third year resident as the outstanding medical student resident teacher, and since has continued to be honored for her efforts. She has taught in all settings, specifically large group undergraduate medical education, clinical bedside teaching and small group facilitation in Pediatrics, interdisciplinary groups, ethics and in graduate medical education.

Her research time, although limited, has been focused primarily on educational interventions, specifically the improvement of health care professional competencies including the use of self reflection and simulation in medical education. She completed a two year Health Resources and Services Administration – Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (HRSA-AMERSA-SAMHSA/CSAT) Interdisciplinary Faculty Development Fellowship Program on Substance Abuse. She has been involved in the interdisciplinary program at the University Florida, implementing new educational methods for substance abuse prevention education of health care professional students at the Health Science Center. She has presented data regarding educational interventions at SGEA (Southern Group on Educational Affairs), COMSEP (Counsel on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics and AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges).

Currently Dr. Novak is a Professor of Pediatrics and the Associate Dean for Medical Education at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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