Barr Petersen, MD Assistant Program Director, Resident Scholarship
Dr. Petersen serves as one of the core faculty members for the internal medicine program here at Billings Clinic. Gross anatomy lab during college was where Dr. Petersen’s interest in medical teaching began. Completion of the course led to teaching opportunities in the practical lab that spanned three years of his college experience and medical school.
Dr. Petersen completed his undergraduate work at the University of Utah, and later went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Dr. Petersen then returned back to Salt Lake City to complete his internal medicine residency at the University of Utah.
Dr. Petersen’s initial private practice hospitalist work at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix offered some one on one clinical teaching with residents. Later, Dr. Petersen expanded on the inpatient wards at UC Davis Hospital in Sacramento. The inpatient team experience that Dr. Petersen fostered included high expectations of personal accountability, learning, and latitude to admit to gaps in understanding so learning could occur in the necessary areas. Dr. Petersen continues to study teaching styles, techniques, and application in formal and informal settings in medicine and elsewhere.
Honors for Dr. Petersen include:
Hospitalist of the Month UC Davis Medical Center, January 2015
Residency – Runner-up, ACP abstract presentation
College – University of Utah Honors at Entrance Scholarship – Phi Beta Kappa