Roger Schauer Retirement Reception
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2 PM - 4:30 PM
Contact: Denis MacLeod 701.777.2733
Contact Dept: School of Medicine & Health Sciences
School of Medicine and Health Sciences Vennes Atrium
501 North Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Roger W. Schauer, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Office of Medical Education at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is being honored for his years of service to the medical school at a Retirement Reception in the Vennes Atrium, 2-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 17.
A Wishek, N.D., native, Schauer has been family and community medicine clerkship director and the director of ROME, Rural Opportunities in Medical Education, at UND for 23 years. ROME is a 24–32 week interdisciplinary experience in a rural primary care setting that is open to third-year students at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Students live and train in nonmetropolitan communities under the supervision of physician preceptors. ROME students experience health care delivery in rural areas throughout the state of North Dakota, where providing access to health care is sometimes challenging. Schauer personally visits every ROME site multiple times per year, collaborating with physicians throughout the state and mentoring the students working in each location. His connections have led to multiple opportunities for SMHS students. Prior to beginning service at the SMHS, Schauer spent 18 years in rural family practice in Hettinger, N.D., caring for patients of all ages. Schauer delivered thousands of babies, some who have since become SMHS graduates and have had Dr. Schauer as their teacher and mentor.
Schauer earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Medicine both from UND. He received his M.D. degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich. He completed his post-medical school residency training in family medicine at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn. He has also completed a Bush Clinical Fellowship.
Dr. Schauer is an exceptional physician and a respected educator. He is an integral part of the Department of Family and Community Medicine’s success as a national leader in promoting Family Medicine physicians. The DFCM recently received the American Academy of Family Physicians Top 10 Award for the UNDSMHS's consistent contributions in graduating the greatest percentage of students who chose first-year family medicine residency positions.
Schauer is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. His research interests and publications are focused on medical education and family-centered primary care, particularly in rural areas. He is highly involved in national and North Dakota family medicine organizations. He was named North Dakota Family Physician of the Year in 1990, and he won the 2002 Friend of Nursing Award from the North Dakota Nurses Association. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is chair of the North Dakota Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. Schauer’s most recent recognition was announced at the SMHS Class of 2014 Annual Awards Presentation. Dr. Schauer was honored with the prestigious Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award at the school's commencement on May 10, 2014. Two of his nominators for the Humanism Award summarized Dr. Schauer: "He is the best of listeners and the wisest of counselors."
All are invited to attend Dr. Schauer’s reception.
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