Upstate News

January 19, 2007
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

SUNY Upstate physician elected president of clerkship directors organization

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Tayloe Loftus, M.D., professor of internal medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, begins her one-year term as president this month of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM), an organization representing teachers of internal medicine to medical students nationwide.

Founded in 1989, CDIM participates in the development and dissemination of innovations for curriculum, evaluation and faculty development and encourages research and collaborative initiatives among medical educators. The organization has more than 350 members, representing more than 120 U.S. and Canadian medical schools.

In addition to teaching and clinical service, Loftus, who joined the SUNY Upstate faculty in 1991, has played a key role in faculty development and curriculum review in the College of Medicine, among other areas. Loftus has published numerous studies and articles on ways to improve medical education, specifically the medical student clerkship programs.

Loftus resides in Manlius.

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