Dr. Morgan McEachern is the new Director of the Advanced Clinical Selective, a required course in Individualization Phase designed to improve students’ clinical skills in preparation for residency.
The School of Medicine is excited to welcome Dr. Morgan McEachern to the role of Director of the Advanced Clinical Selective, a required course in Individualization Phase designed to improve students’ clinical skills in preparation for residency. Dr. McEachern earned undergraduate and medical degrees from Wake Forest University before joining the UNC community in 2012 as a Family Medicine resident. She practices full scope Family Medicine, characterizing herself as “part internist, part obstetrician-gynecologist, part pediatrician, part geriatrician, part hospitalist and full-time educator.” She has formal training in curricular development and assessment, formative and summative feedback, and continuous process improvement through the UNC Department of Family Medicine’s Faculty Development Fellowship.
As we congratulate Dr. McEachern, we also celebrate the outgoing Director, Dr. Kathy Barnhouse. Dr. Barnhouse is an exceptional educator who teaches in every phase of the curriculum. She designed and implemented the Advanced Clinical Selective with the initiation of the Translational Education Curriculum (TEC) at Carolina, growing it into a well-established and highly rated course in the Individualization Phase. Her innovations in the curriculum contribute positively to the education of every UNC SOM graduate. Dr. Barnhouse recently accepted the position of Co-Director of the Medical Science Course in Foundation Phase, where she contributes her well-honed clinician educator expertise to the education of first and second year students. Thank you Dr. Barnhouse!