Longtime family physician and
educator welcomes opportunity to further develop next generation of
COLUMBUS, Ohio - OhioHealth Doctors
Hospital has appointed family practice physician Geraldine
N. Urse, DO, director of medical education,
effective January 30. Dr. Urse had been serving as
interim executive director since July of 2013.
In her role as director, Dr. Urse is
responsible for coordinating the hospital's osteopathic graduate
training programs, including residencies, fellowships and
continuing medical education. She also will help coordinate the
hospital's undergraduate medical education programs.
"This is a great opportunity for me to influence the delivery of
healthcare for generations to come," Dr. Urse said. "I
have been involved in medical education for most of my career and
I'm excited to continue that commitment in an expanded capacity,
training our osteopathic physicians not only to be skilled and
knowledgeable, but to practice with honesty, integrity and respect
Her goals are to further relationships with other medical
education departments within the OhioHealth system and - with
support from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation - expand the
residency program at Doctors to meet the training needs of students
graduating from the new Dublin campus.
Dr. Urse is a 1993 graduate of the Ohio University
College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in
family practice at Doctors Hospital in 1996. She is the winner of
numerous awards, both as a practitioner and educator.
Her teaching experience includes her current positions as
director of the residency program in family practice at Doctors and
professor of family practice at Ohio University Heritage College of
Osteopathic Medicine. She recently earned a Masters in Education
for Health Professionals from Michigan State University.
"I spent all but three years of my professional career at
Doctors," Dr. Urse said, "so it's home to me. I've
watched it become a major teaching hospital and am proud to have
been a part of that."
The opening in 2010 of the Heritage Center for Osteopathic
Medical Education and the Peter E. Johnson, DO, Simulation Center
provided state-of-the-art learning modalities, including patient
simulators. "It took osteopathic medical education at Doctors to a
new level and our mission is to make it even better,"
Dr. Urse said.