Lora Wichser, MD

Deputy Vice Chair of Education, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Lora Wichser

Contact Info

wich0033@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-273-9118

Fax 612-273-9774

Office Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
F282/2A West-B
8393A (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Teneshia Collins

Administrative Email
coll1148@umn.edu

Deputy Vice Chair of Education, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, 2013

Residency, Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, 2013-2017

BA, German Studies, Physiology, University of Minnesota, 2007


    Summary

    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 am Deputy Vice Chair for Education and 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, quality improvement, teaching, and professionalism. My clinical interests include adults with severe mental illness as well as intellectual disability. I have also presented both nationally and internationally at over 45 conferences.

    Within the department, I am Lead for the Quality Improvement Thread (Adult Psychiatry Residency), Vice-Chair of the Education Council and Chair of the Residency Curriculum Revision Taskforce. Within the university, I am also the Clerkship Director Chair for the Sub-Committee on Student Wellbeing.

    Expertise

    • Assessments, feedback, meded study design, 2020

    Awards & Recognition

    • 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

    Professional Associations

    • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
    • Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP)
    • American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT)
    • Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP)
    • American Psychiatric Association (APA)
    • Minnesota Psychiatric Society (MPS)

    Research

    Research Summary/Interests

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

    Teaching

    Academic Interests and Focus

    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.

    Teaching Areas

    • Associate Program Director for the Adult Residency
    • Director of Medical Student Psychiatry Clerkship

    Clinical

    Clinical Interests

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

    Media

    In The News

    Minnesota Futures Award Supports ‘Creative Camp’ Research for Adolescent Mental Health

    - UMN Medical School, 7/13/2021