Dr. Jason W. Stephenson, a former high school teacher, was recently accepted to a prestigious networking and training program by the Association of University Radiologists (AUR). According to the AUR, the Philips Academic Faculty Development Program is designed to “bring together promising junior radiology physician faculty members… for a full-day program of education and networking.”
The day-long program will feature sessions on leadership, career development, and opportunities in education. Stephenson says he feels, “extremely fortunate … to meet with peers and mentors from across the country” and hopes that the conference will provide insight about the future direction in his profession as an academic radiologist.
Dr. Stephenson’s research foci include bone biopsy, vertebroplasty, and musculoskeletal MRI. Dr. Stephenson joined the Department of Radiology in August 2012 as an assistant professor in Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention, and, according to his biography , has a “deep-seeded love for teaching” that translates to an interest in medical student education.
This is underlined by his recent appointment as director of the Radiology Clerkship. Says Stephenson, “I hope to take away ideas and practices that will help me in my work with medical student education within the Department of Radiology.” Dr. Stephenson’s penchant for teaching is matched well with the goals of the Philips Academic Development program, and the Department wishes him well in this endeavor.