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Rural Family Medicine Doctor Inspires Students

Barbara Reed, MD

Barbara Reed, MD is an adjunct clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine-Terre Haute and serves as a preceptor in the third-year Family Medicine clerkship. In this role, Reed has made significant impacts in the lives of her students and is rated as exceptionally effective in teaching learners how to apply medical knowledge to specific patients. She models exemplary humanism and professionalism in medicine for students and faculty alike.

Reed graduated from IU School of Medicine in 2008 and currently practices in Sullivan, IN, where she presently serves as the Chair of the OB Committee at Sullivan Community Hospital and as a Board Member of the Sullivan County Health Department.

Medical students who have rotated with Reed have high praises for her as evidenced by her consistently high instructor evaluations and exemplified by this medical student’s comment, “A true rural doctor, covering both OB/GYN, inpatient service, and the family medicine office at the same time. She is one of the kindest physicians I’ve worked with and gave me independence while also providing great feedback!”

Reed's excellence in teaching and medicine has not gone unnoticed. In 2007 Reed was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society, in 2016 she received the Doc Hollywood Award for the Practice of Rural Medicine from the Richard Lugar Center for Rural Health and in 2019 she was a recipient of the Volunteer Faculty Teaching Award.

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Madison Pershing

Madison Pershing is a Marketing and Communications Assistant for Indiana University School of Medicine’s Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity.