Dr. Mary Blazek is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in Geriatric Psychiatry Program at the University of Michigan. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame, medical school at the University of Illinois, and residency in psychiatry as well as fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati. Board-certified in both psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry, she practiced for two decades in community mental health and a community general hospital clinic, where interactions with medical students piqued an interest in medical education. Inspired by the national shortage of geriatric psychiatrists, six years ago she forayed into academia at the University of Michigan. There she serves as the Director of the Medical Humanities Path of Excellence and as the Director the Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic. She has developed an educational package for third year medical students on the psychiatry clerkship, “Just So You Know Emails: Delivering key points about geriatric psychiatry, a variation on the flipped classroom model for third year medical students.” With co-instructor Laura Struble, PHD., NP., Dr. Blazek has developed an interdisciplinary workshop to teach non-pharmacologic interventions for behavioral disturbances in dementia for residents and fellows in psychiatry, family medicine and geriatric medicine, and other clinicians. In 2015, she earned a Master of Education in the Health Professions at the Johns Hopkins University, with two goals: to apply evidence-based educational theories first to optimize curricular design and delivery of psychiatric concepts to medical students, and second to inform training of behavioral interventions in dementia to clinicians and caregivers in the home and institutional setting.
|1984||MD||Geriatric Psychiatry||University of Illinois, Chicago|
|1980||BA||English Literature||University of Notre Dame, IN|
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