Dr. Nancy Lowitt is a primary-care general internist with fellowship training in general internal medicine/medical education. She also holds a master’s degree in education. Her clinical activity now includes teaching medical students and residents on inpatient medicine rotations.
Dr. Lowitt is a clinician educator with administrative responsibilities for curriculum and program compliance oversight in Graduate Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education and Faculty Development. A major professional focus in recent years has been to implement curricula and methods to recognize value and reward teaching scholarship at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She developed a model for the Teaching Portfolio that is now used widely at the University of Maryland School of Medicine for promotion and tenure review, and which has been peer reviewed and disseminated nationally through the Association of American Medical Colleges.
A second major professional focus has been to teach clinician educators to develop and publish curricula with a nationally recognized curriculum-development model. Dr. Lowitt helped develop and implement – and now leads – a comprehensive faculty development program for the School of Medicine, with curricula designed for faculty at all stages of their careers that aims to help them achieve success and promotion. Dr. Lowitt has also been active in providing expertise and mentorship to individual faculty and to grant-funded efforts in medical education.
Dr. Lowitt serves as co-chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, chair of a Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee, and as a member of many other committees, including the Academic Affairs Council, the Curriculum Coordinating Committee and as a non-voting member of the School of Medicine Executive Committee to the School of Medicine Council.
Medical Education, Faculty Development, Curriculum Development, Evaluation of Educational Programs