Lora Wichser
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Credentials
MD

Assistant Professor
Biography

Bio

I am a quadruple Gopher - having attended the University of Minnesota for undergraduate studies, medical school, psychiatry residency, and now as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.

I am interested in exploring the ways that physicians learn - and thus my research explores educational techniques in medical education. I teach medical students and psychiatry residents while on the wards as well as in the classroom. Key topics of interest include psychiatric illnesses and their treatment, teaching, and professionalism. 

My clinical interests include adults with severe mental illness as well as intellectual disability and neurodevelopmental disorders in adults. I love working on a team. I am committed to addressing ableism, ageism, anti-fatness, anti-trans/queer/homosexualism, racism, sexism, and stigma in all its forms, in any way I can. Together we can make this world better.

Expertise

  • Assessments, feedback, mended study design

Administrative Assistant

(for academic support only)
Teneshia Collins
coll1148@umn.edu

In the Media

Research Summary

Dr. Wichser is interested in exploring the ways that physicians learn - and thus her research explores educational techniques in medical education.

Teaching Summary

Dr. Wichser teaches medical students and psychiatry residents while on the wards as well as in the classroom. Key topics of interest include psychiatric illnesses and their treatment, quality improvement, teaching, and professionalism.

Clinical Summary

Dr. Wichser's clinical interests include adults with severe mental illness as well as intellectual disability.

Education

MD, University of Minnesota
BA, University of Minnesota
Major: Physiology, German Studies

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Psychiatry Residency,
University of Minnesota

Licensures and Certifications

National Board of Medical Examiners - Minnesota
MN Board of Medical Practice
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
DEA
Master Educator Certificate, Association for Academic Psychiatry

Honors and Recognition

Clinical Excellence, M Physicians
Distinguished Teaching Award, Year 4, University of Minnesota Medical School Honors and Awards Committee
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) Foundation
AAP Early Career Development Award, Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP)
Distinguished Teaching Award, Yr 3-4, University of Minnesota Medical School Honors and Awards Committee
Herz Faculty Teaching Development Award
Teacher of the Year Award, PGY-1 Class
Donald W. Hastings, M.D. Endowed Scholarship

Professional Memberships

Association of LGBTQ Psychiatrists
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Association for Academic Psychiatry
Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry
Minnesota Medical Association
Minnesota Psychiatric Society
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Zick, J., Wichser, L., 2023. Idiopathic catatonic syndrome in a young male with no prior psychiatric history: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 17 (1): 199.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13256-023-03903-3 PubMed ID: 37138368.
Wichser, L., Homans, J., Leppink, E. W., Savage, W., Nelson, K., 2021. The Minnesota Arc: A New Model for Teaching the Psychiatric Interview to Medical Students Serving on their Psychiatry Clerkship. Academic Psychiatry, 45 (4): 467-470.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40596-021-01440-z PubMed ID: 33904140.
Crist, K., Bajzer, M., Wichser, L., 2020. An Inpatient Case Conference to Take DSM Criteria Out of the Classroom and onto the Wards. Academic Psychiatry, 44 (4): 437-439.
Morrey, L. B., Roberts, W. O., Wichser, L., 2020. Exercise-related Mental Health Problems and Solutions during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Current Sports Medicine Reports, 19 (6): 194-195.
Jawish, R., Wichser, L., Bajzer, M., Tsheringla, S., Warner, C., 2020. Just Keep Teaching: An Inpatient Psychiatric Service Goes Virtual during the Pandemic. University of MN Digital Conservancy,
Yang, S., Wichser, L., 2020. Manic episode in patient with bipolar disorder and recent multiple sclerosis diagnosis. Medicine, 99 (42): e22823.
Wichser, L., Grossman-Kahn, R., Nguyen, A., 2020. Anticipatory Clozapine Dosing Following Discharge from Inpatient Treatment for the Patient with Co-Morbid Schizophrenia and Tobacco Use. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 40 (6): 618-619.
Hung, E. K., Jibson, M., Sadhu, J., Stewart, C., Walker, A., Wichser, L., Young, J. Q., 2020. Wresting with Implementation: a Step-By-Step Guide to Implementing Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) in Psychiatry Residency Programs. Academic Psychiatry, 45 (2): 210-216.
doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40596-020-01341-7 PubMed ID: 33078330.
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Wichser, L. M. H. "Reflections on 2SLGBTQI+ Care", Justice Law and Medicine Course, University of Minnesota Medical School, December 12, 2022.
Wichser, L. M. H., Mark, K. "Gender Inclusive Language", UMN CART Build Retreat, November 07, 2022.
Wichser, L. M. H. "High Stakes Conversations, Act II.", Rural Physician Associate Program and Metropolitan Physician Associate Program Orientation, University of Minnesota Medical School, September 27, 2022.
Homans, J., (Author), Wichser, L. M. H., (Author) "Freedom from Powerpoint: A Blue Ribbon Recipe to Take the Pain Out of Planning a Highly Effective Learning Session", 2021 Virtual Education Program (VEP), Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP), November 09, 2021.
Wichser, L. M. H., (Facilitator) "Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Taskforce (DEIA)", ADMSEP Fall 2021 Virtual Meeting, Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP), October 12, 2021.
Homans, J. C., (Presenter), Wichser, L. M. H., (Presenter), Odebunmi, T., (Presenter), Talcott, R., (Author), Jarvi, S., (Author) "Don’t Blame the Millennial Generation, Blame Generational Theory: How a Sociological Theory Has Captured Imaginations and Hijacked Educational Environments", Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP), September 10, 2021.
Odebunmi, T., (Presenter), Warner, C., (Presenter), Wichser, L. M. H., (Author) "After Intern Year: Measuring the comfort level of transition to second year at a Midwestern psychiatry residency program", Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP), September 10, 2021.
Triana, J. C., (Presenter), Wick, S., (Presenter), Davies, R., (Presenter), Wichser, L. M. H., (Presenter) "Grease Your Squeaky Wheels: Turning Disgruntled Trainees into Productive Partners, Setting Them on a Path Towards Academic Psychiatry", Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP), September 09, 2021.
Wichser, L. M. H., (Presenter), Homans, J. C., (Presenter), Nelson, K. J., (Presenter) "Freedom from Powerpoint: A Blue Ribbon Recipe to Take the Pain Out of Planning a Highly Effective Learning", Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP), September 08, 2021.
Wichser, L. M. H., (Presenter), Homans, J. C., (Presenter), Nelson, K. J., (Presenter) "A Blue Ribbon Recipe to Take the Pain Out of Planning a Highly Effective Learning Session", Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP), September 08, 2021.
Contact

Contact

Address

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, F282/2A West Building, 2450 Riverside Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454