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Alyssa Burkhart, MD, FACP Assistant Program Director, Competency and Simulation

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Alyssa Burkhart, MD, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and works as a Hospitalist and Core Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency here at Billings Clinic. Dr. Burkhart works frequently with medical students as she is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty for Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, and a Clinical Instructor at the University of Washington.

Dr. Burkhart received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Burkhart obtained diplomas in Spanish and Psychology with additional certificates in Latin American Studies and Medical Ethics. During her time as an undergraduate she was awarded grants to study and perform research in Brazil and Chile and published “AIDS Awareness in Valparaíso, Chile: A Study of the Impact of Recent Informational Campaigns”. Dr. Burkhart later earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where she also completed her internal medicine residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Areas of particular interest to Dr. Burkhart are point-of-care ultrasound and bedside procedures. She worked for several months as part of a hospital procedure team, performing daily paracentesis, thoracentesis, lumbar puncture and central venous catheter placement. Dr. Burkhart now instructs and supervises residents as they work to master these skills and has served as a clinical instructor for ultrasound-guided procedures at both the national American College of Physicians and Society of Hospital Medicine national meetings for the past several years. As part of an interdisciplinary team Dr. Burkhart developed a simulation curriculum for procedures and rapid responses at Billings Clinic.

Honors for Dr. Burkhart include:

American College of Physicians Resident of the Year, Miami, FL (2014)
George Paff Teaching Award Recipient, Miami, FL (2014)
Intern of the Year, Jackson Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, Miami, FL (2012)
Outstanding Poster Presentation –Social Medicine Advocacy Research and Training Forum , Miami, FL (2009)
Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society (2005-2007)
Center for Latin American Studies Research Field Trip Grant, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (2004)
National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2003-2007)
University of Pittsburgh Honors College Tuition Scholarship (2002)
National Merit Scholar Recognition (2001)

Dr. Burkhart and her husband moved to Montana in 2014 and have found great professional and personal satisfaction in Billings. She looks forward to contributing to the continued success of the innovative internal medicine training program as it revolutionizes the region’s health care.

Posters and Publications:
Dr. Burkhart is the author and co-author of multiple publications and has presented at numerous regional and national conferences.

Paper in progress: “Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections: Impact of Standardized Instruction Practices on Infection Rates”

2015
Chapter contributor: Safe and Sustainable Workflow: SBARing Duty Hours, The Toolkit Series: A Textbook for Internal Medicine Education Programs (12th edition pending publication)

2015
Burkhart A, Bush R, LeBlond R. Quality Brief: Lost in Translation. JAMA/The Joint Commission Quality and Safety Series. (pending publication)
Case series illustrating opportunities for improvement in patient safety and quality initiatives.

2014
“Cases and Culture: Tropical Medicine International Rotation”
Poster presented at grand rounds after return from international elective, Miami, FL

2014
“Going Global: Tropical Medicine International Rotation”
Poster presented at grand rounds after return from international elective, Miami, FL

2009
“DOCS: Medical Student Community Service in South Florida”
Poster presented at International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Miami, FL

2009
“Project Prevent: Cervical Cancer Screening through Service Learning”
Poster presented at Institute for Women’s Health Research Day, University of Miami Hospital as well as Social Medicine Advocacy Research and Training [SMART] Forum, Miami, FL

2009
“Pre-Medical Student Handbook”
Handbook composed with goal of mentoring undergraduate students through the medical school application process, Miami, FL

2004
“AIDS Awareness in Valparaíso, Chile: A Study of the Impact of Recent Informational Campaigns”
Report published after several months of survey collecting and public health research in Valparaíso, Chile

We will start interviewing applicants from late October to January.