Grace Lee Park

Grace Lee Park
Grace Lee Park
Clinical Associate Professor
Biomedical and Translational Sciences

Education

  • Fellow in Master of Education in Health Professions (MEHP), Johns Hopkins University, August 2021-present
  • Family Medicine Residency, Carle Foundation Hospital/University of Illinois at Urbana, 2005-2008
  • M.D. in Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004
  • B.S. in Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000

Biography

Dr. Park is a board-certified family medicine physician who has been practicing college health at the University of Illinois for more than a decade. She earned her undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed her residency in Family Medicine at Carle Health/University of Illinois. Prior to joining Carle Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Park was involved in medical education at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign and Peoria campuses for more than a decade in various roles. She has been recognized for her innovation in medical education, receiving the Innovation in Education Award from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign. She has a passion for the integration of basic and clinical sciences. She serves as a clinician editor at Aquifer Sciences and is a fellow in the Master of Education in the Health Professions at Johns Hopkins University.

Academic Positions

  • Co-Course Director, Multisystem Disease, September 2023 - present
  • Interim Director of Educational Assessment, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, January 2024 - present
  • Health Systems Science Thread Director, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, January 2022-present
  • Course Director, Leadership in PBL 2 Elective, July 2023 - present
  • Course Director, Leadership in PBL 1 Elective, July 2023 - present
  • Block 1 Director, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, August 2021-present
  • Medical Education Facilitator, August 2020- present

Professional Registrations

  • International Association of Medical Science Educators, 2020 - present
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2021 - present
  • American Academy of Family Physicians, 2005 - present
  • Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine, 2008, 2018

Other Professional Activities

  • Board of Directors, Aquifer Sciences, July 2023 - June 2024

Teaching Statement

My main contribution to science is in medical education, focusing on curriculum development and instructional strategies, interprofessional education, professional identity formation, and health systems science. I love working with students and faculty in developing innovation in medical education, making content engaging and applicable. I also love working with students in developing medical education or health systems science related projects.

Research Interests

  • Gamification in medical education
  • Integration of basic science and clinical sciences into curriculum
  • Integration and assessment of health systems science into curriculum
  • Interprofessional educational activities, collaborating on integration into curriculum and assessing impact
  • Professional identity formation

Selected Articles in Journals

Refereed Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Poster: A Snapshot of Central Illinois farming communities; a rural patient population perspective. Authors: Madeline Minneci, Kellie Mullany, Albert Yu, PhD, JoAnn Archey, MD, and Grace Park, MD. Family Medicine Midwest 2023 Regional Conference, September 2023
  • Poster: Teaching Climate Change Collaboratively; Authors: Grace Park, MD, William Sander, DVM, MPH, Sheena Martenies, PhD, MPH, Holly Rosencranz, MD, Laura A. Rice, PhD, MPT, ATP, Japhia Jayasingh, MD, Sarah Michaels, Brian Aldridge, BVSc, PhD; IAMSE Annual Conference, June 2023 (Award Nominee)
  • Oral Presentation: Evaluating an Interprofessional Approach to Medical Simulation for First-Year Medical Students: Addressing Communicative Skills, Teamwork, and Professional Identity Formation; Author(s): Grace Park, MD, Carlos Brown, MD, Chris Pecenka, MS, Imanni Sheppard, PhD; IAMSE Annual Conference, June 2023
  • Presentation: Integrating health system sciences into the medical curriculum through longitudinal student-driven quality improvement projects; Presenters: Grace Park, MD, Kristine Carpenter, Elizabeth Kim, DO; Society of Teachers of Family Medicine National Conference on Medical Education, January 2023
  • Focus Session: Maximizing learning for preclinical learners through an escape room review activity; Presenters: Grace Park, MD, Joe Sepe, PhD, James Swigart, PhD, Chris Rouillard, MPH; IAMSE Annual Conference, June 2023
  • Poster: Escape the Hospital: An interprofessional complex geriatric discharge planning session; Authors: Grace Lee Park, MD, Abigail Adams, MD, J.P. Swigart, PhD; IAMSE Annual Conference, June 2022
  • Poster: Introducing professional identity formation to students and community preceptors in preclinical years; Authors: Grace Lee Park, MD, JoAnn Archey, MD, Holly Rosencranz, MD; Society of Teachers of Family Medicine National Conference on Medical Education, January 2022
  • Poster: Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on patient needs at a free clinic using an interprofessional case management team; Authors: Hanna Erickson, PhD, John Shen, Angie Wilton, Michelle Mao, Grace Park, MD; ACP Illinois Southern Chapter (won 1st place), October 2021

Recent Courses Taught

  • BSE 612 - Foundations
  • BSE 705 - Race in Medicine