Aug 3, 2020
My long-time friend Mark Loehrke, MD, FACP,
recently celebrated his 32nd year in academic medicine; to say he
has a passion for teaching internal medicine is an understatement.
In this episode, we discuss the importance of mentorship and the
impact of COVID-19 on education, and Loehrke shares a phrase that’s
motivated him throughout his career.
- Intro :14
- About Loehrke :25
- Jain’s history with Loehrke 2:34
- The interview 3:35
- How did you find yourself drawn to medical education?
- Loehrke’s anecdote on the conversation that changed the course
of his career 8:50
- The importance of building good relationships between mentor
and mentee 16:45
- Have you found that’s a challenge — talking to other people who
are either trying to find mentors or trying to find mentees, or
trying to establish these relationships?
- Bridging the generational gap between mentor and mentees
- How have things changed for you as an educator during the
COVID-19 pandemic, and how are you helping students navigate this
very odd time that we’re in? 29:33
- I know you do color-coordinated rounds. Can you explain what
that is and how did you modify that?
- Do you think there’s anything positive that’s come out of this
pandemic in terms of medical education or anything related to
- Trying to find optimism during the pandemic
- Anecdotes on Loehrke’s height
- Loehrke’s one pearl 44:09
- How to find Loehrke 46:29
We’d love to hear from you! Send your comments/questions to Dr.
Jain at email@example.com.
Dr. Mark Loehrke can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mark Loehrke, MD, is an associate professor and
chair of the department of medicine at Western Michigan
University’s Homer Stryker School of Medicine.
Disclosures: Jain reports she is a paid freelance writer for
Lippincott. Loehrke reports no relevant financial disclosures.