- 107 Medical Behavioral Science Building
Dr. Wiese’s professional activities in 2016 were directly related to the Department’s teaching mission. She was heartened this year by excellent teaching evaluations from medical, dental, and undergraduate classes. Her teaching evaluations are consistently in the 97% range – clearly remarkable. In addition to excellent numeric ratings, students' comments focused on what they had learned about the topic and about themselves. In April she received one of the coveted Provost’s Outstanding Teaching Awards. She has contributed in a significant way to our mission. Outside Behavioral Science, she continues to serve as the faculty sponsor for the UK chapter of the Student American Medical Association. Dr. Wiese began offered an undergraduate Honors course on culture and health. She offered it again spring of 2016. This time she had the class, in teams of four students, actually conduct a Rapid Appraisal in their domiciliary unit of a health issue they selected. Within the department, the majority of her effort is with Introduction to the Medical Profession (ICM). She has been working with John Wilson, Ph.D., to assemble a data base of material from the ICM course to be used for description/assessment of its effectiveness. They are currently revising a manuscript using data from the SEC with physical therapists. Dr. Wiese’s biggest effort for ICM has been developing the Selected Clinical Experience (SCE) sites. She sees as her greatest ICM accomplishment this year her enlisting the participation of two new SCE sites for our expanded first-year medical class. The 2 newly completed SCE sites are: Dentistry for the severely disabled: Dr. Wiese negotiated with Ted Raybould, DMD, to permit selected first-year students follow severely disabled patients from their initial interview with Dr. Raybould all the way through their treatment in the OR, and follow-up. This is the only available dental treatment option for many of these patients. Dr. Wiese negotiated with Jessica Cobb, MPH, of the Lexington – Fayette County Health Department, for students to accompany health inspectors on their inspections. This experience will enable these students to see the actual implementation of specific health laws to actual life situations.