Indiana University East has named Pam Lamb director of medical education. Lamb will serve as the liaison between IU East, the Indiana University School of Medicine and Reid Hospital & Health Care Services for medical students completing clinical clerkships (rotations) in Richmond.
In June, IU East and Reid Hospital announced a collaboration with the IU School of Medicine to create educational opportunities for students pursuing a medical degree to complete some of their third- and fourth-year required clinical clerkships in Richmond. To date, 16 medical students have completed clerkships in Richmond.
“IU East and the School of Medicine students are lucky to have someone of Ms. Lamb’s caliber orchestrating the clinical clerkships at Reid Hospital & Health Care Services,” said Dean of the School of Nursing Karen Clark. “She brings significant health care and education experience to the program which will ultimately benefit all of those involved in this endeavor.”
Lamb will manage and sustain the third- and fourth-year clinical clerkship program. She will provide leadership in a liaison capacity between the Office of the Dean of the IU School of Medicine and the basic science, clinical and competency program at Reid Hospital relative to national medical education standards. Lamb will direct the implementation of educational policies and procedures, develop and promote related collaborative projects involving IU East and Reid Hospital, IU School of Medicine, and the Richmond community.
Lamb is from Fairborn, Ohio. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) from Oklahoma Baptist University. She has completed several graduate courses at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She is also an adjunct lecturer in nursing at IU East.
Lamb has over 28 years of experience in the health care arena and 20 years of experience in higher education, primarily in nursing and medical assisting programs. She has served in a variety of professional roles including student clinical placement, school of nursing externship programs, RN internship programs, AAMA conference planning and oversight with diverse populations.
Lamb’s clinical background is broad and includes experience in occupational health, surgery and post anesthesia care, maternal child care, medical surgical/orthopedic care, adolescent behavioral health and as program manager for the Center for Nursing Excellence at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
“The IU School of Medicine has been growing and needed an additional regional location in which to offer these clinical experiences for its medical students,” said Larry Richards, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at IU East. “Richmond was selected because Reid Hospital offered state-of-the-art facilities, enthusiastic and high quality physicians to serve as the faculty, and close proximity to IU East.
“The support of the community was also a particularly strong factor in the decision. With the success of this program, we look forward to growing even further the medical education opportunities available in eastern Indiana and western Ohio.”