A Man of Many Hats – Brandon Dickey, MD
Like many volunteer faculty, Brandon Dickey, MD, wears many hats, fulfilling several teaching roles at Indiana University School of Medicine—Muncie and IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. A native of Anderson, IN, Dickey completed his undergraduate degree at IU Bloomington before earning his medical degree from IU School of Medicine—Muncie.
After finishing his internal medicine residency at IU Health Ball Memorial, Dickey was hired as the ambulatory clinic director in 2007. He assumed the role of program director of the IU Health Ball Internal Medicine Residency this summer. When asked why he chose to work in Muncie, Dickey explained,“I stayed in this region for a multitude of reasons. As a Muncie Center student, I got to experience the culture of IU Health Ball Hospital firsthand. It was a truly collaborative atmosphere where teaching was second nature. I felt welcomed here as a first-year medical student and I have wanted to be here ever since.” His family is also from the area, so “it all worked out well.” Some of Dickey’s hats include serving as an adjunct clinical associate professor of medicine, regional site leader for the Medicine clerkship, director of the Fundamentals of Clinical Practice course and a mentor for several students.
“Dickey is a tremendous asset for IU School of Medicine—Muncie. Because he teaches at all levels of medical education, he is able to provide a cohesive clinical skills training experience across all four years for our medical students,”said Derron Bishop, PhD, associate dean and director at IU School of Medicine—Muncie. “He is exceptional with getting students prepared for each step of their training.” As a member of the IU Health Ball Memorial Medical Executive Committee and Vice Chair of the Medicine Department, Dickey is also heavily involved in institutional governance. He can also be found speaking around town at various community functions and patient education groups.His favorite aspect of working at IU School of Medicine is being able to consistently go back to his “roots.” “I get to give back to the university that took me in and taught me to be a great doctor. In addition, most medical students are still in the phase of joyful discovery, and it is fun to guide down the curious path of medicine as they discover more about their patients, medicine and themselves,” said Dickey.
Dickey was a recipient of the 2017 Trustees’ Teaching Award. Do you have a colleague that you would like to nominate? If so, submit a nomination by January 13, 2020.
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