Bradley Benson, MD, FACP, FAAP

Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Bradley Benson

Contact Info

benso040@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-3665

Fax 612-624-3189

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
Department of Medicine
420 Delaware St. S.E., MMC 741
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Lindsay Conrad

Administrative Phone
612-626-8922

Administrative Email
conr0020@umn.edu

Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Chief Academic Officer, MHealth-FV health system reporting directly to the Dean of the Medical School


Internist and Pediatrician


MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1994

Residency, University of Minnesota, 1998

Chief Residency, Regions Hospital, 1999

BS, Biological Sciences, University of Illinois, 1990

Summary

Dr. Benson currently serves as Chief Academic Officer for the MHealth-FV Academic Health System reporting to the Dean of the Medical School. He is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University Medical School and is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He completed training in Med-Peds here at the University of Minnesota and subsequently served as Residency Program Director of his former program for the 10 years spanning 2002-2012. During that time he led the national Med-Peds Program Directors' Association as its President from 2008-9. Dr. Benson served as the Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine from 2009 to 2018, during which time the Division grew from 25 to 60 faculty members with major expansion of the research and scholarship portfolio. Additionally, in 2011, he started the Hospital Medicine Program and served as the Executive Medical Director here until 2018. Dr. Benson's interests include Hospital Medicine; Primary Care for adults and children; care of adolescent and adult survivors of childhood cancer; and Milestone based competency assessment across the continuum of medical education; and integration of clinical research into a Learning Health System framework.

Awards & Recognition

  • Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Award, University of Minnesota (2017)
  • Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association (MPPDA) Leadership in Med-Peds Award (2017)
  • Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2000-2014)
  • Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctors" (2014)
  • Early Distinguished Career Alumni Award, University of Minnesota (2014)
  • Best Doctors in America® (2011-2012, 2013)
  • Laureate Award, American College of Physicians, Minnesota Chapter (2011)
  • Teacher of the Year, Fairview-University Medical Center (2003, 2008, 2010)
  • Outstanding Medical Educator of Year, University of Minnesota (2007)
  • Phillips Neighborhood Champion for Community service/volunteerism (2004)
  • Clinical Excellence Award, University of Minnesota Physicians (2000, 2003)
  • Susan H. Vincent Outstanding Resident Teacher, Pediatrics (1998)

Professional Associations

  • Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Minnesota Chapter
  • Association of Chiefs and Leaders in General Internal Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Executive Council, Minnesota Chapter of American College of Physicians
  • Society of General Internal Medicine
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Research

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Rhodes M, Benson BJ. Acute Suppurative Parotitis. Hosp Med Clin. 2015;4(2):191–204. Dr. Benson prepared, edited and reviewed the manuscript.

2. Benson B. Competency 1. Communicate effectively with patients, families, and the public, as appropriate, across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2 Suppl):S55-6.

NOTE: Each of the first 7 publications is an original work of peer-reviewed educational scholarship which required extensive literature review and application of relevant cognitive development models where available to inform a developmental progression to expertise in that particular competency domain. These were written and revised over a 3-year period as part of the Pediatric Milestones Project.

3. Benson B. Competency 2. Demonstrate the insight and understanding into emotion and human response to emotion that allow one to appropriately develop and manage human interactions. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2 Suppl):S56-7. April 13, 2018

4. Benson B. Competency 3. Communicate effectively with physicians, other health professionals, and health-related agencies. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2 Suppl):S57-9.

5. Benson B. Competency 4. Work effectively as a member or leader of a health care team or other professional group. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2 Suppl):S59-61.

6. Benson B. Competency 5. Act in a consultative role to other physicians and health professionals. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2 Suppl):S61-3.

7. Benson B. Competency 6. Maintain comprehensive, timely, and legible medical records, if applicable. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2 Suppl):S63-5.

8. Benson B. Competency 7. Use information technology to optimize learning and care delivery. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2 Suppl):S48-50.

9. Benson BJ. Domain of competence: interpersonal and communication skills. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2 Suppl):S55-S65.

10. Burke AE, Benson B, Englander R, Carraccio C, Hicks PJ. Domain of competence: practice-based learning and improvement. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr;14(2 Suppl):S38-S54. Dr. Benson developed study concept, defined intellectual content, conducted literature research, and prepared, edited and reviewed the manuscript.

11. Schumacher DJ, Lewis KO, Burke AE, Smith ML, Schumacher JB, Pitman MA, Ludwig S, Hicks PJ, Gurainick S, Englander R, Benson B, Carraccio C. The pediatric milestones: initial evidence for their use as learning road maps for residents. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Jan-Feb;13(1):40-7. Dr. Benson edited and reviewed the manuscript.

12. Carraccio C, Benson B, Burke A, Englander R, Guralnick S, Hicks P, Ludwig S, Schumacher D, Vasillias J. Pediatric milestones. J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Mar;5(1 Suppl 1):59-73. Dr. Benson conducted literature research, and prepared, edited and reviewed the manuscript.

13. Englander R, Burke AE, Guralnick S, Benson B, Hicks PJ, Ludwig S, Schumacher D, Johnson L, Carraccio C. The pediatrics milestones: a continuous quality improvement project is launched-now the hard work begins! Acad Pediatr. 2012 Nov-Dec;12(6):471-4.Dr. Benson developed study concept and prepared, edited and reviewed the manuscript.

14. Hicks PJ, Englander R, Schumacher DJ, Burke A, Benson BJ, Guralnick S, Ludwig S, Carraccio C. Pediatrics milestone project: next steps toward meaningful outcomes assessment. J Grad Med Educ. 2010 Dec;2(4):577-84. Dr. Benson prepared, edited and reviewed the manuscript.

15. Hicks PJ, Schumacher DJ, Benson BJ, Burke AE, Englander R, Guralnick S, Ludwig S, Carraccio C. The pediatrics milestones: conceptual framework, guiding principles, and approach to development. J Grad Med Educ. 2010 Sep;2(3):410–418. Dr. Benson prepared, edited and reviewed the manuscript.

16. Englander R, Hicks P, Benson B. Pediatrics milestones: a developmental approach to the competencies. Pediatric Milestone Project Working Group. J Pediatr. 2010 Oct;157(4):521-2. Dr. Benson prepared, edited and reviewed the manuscript.

17. Carraccio CL, Benson BJ, Nixon LJ, Derstine PL. From the educational bench to the clinical bedside: translating the Dreyfus developmental model to the learning of clinical skills. Acad Med. 2008 Aug;83(8):761-7. Dr. Benson developed study concept, defined intellectual content, conducted literature research, and prepared, edited and reviewed the manuscript.

18. Nixon LJ, Benson BJ, Rogers TB, Sick BT, Miller WJ. Effects of Accreditation Council For Graduate Medical Education work hour restrictions on medical student experience. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Jul;22(7):937-41. Dr. Benson prepared, edited and reviewed the manuscript.

19. Power DV, Harris IB, Swentko W, Benson BJ. Comparing rural-trained medical students with their peers: performance on a primary care OSCE. Teach Learn Med. 2006 Summer;18(3):196-202. Dr. Benson prepared, edited and reviewed the manuscript.

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Peota C, Pacala J, Benson BJ. Minnesota answers the call. Minn Med. 2005 Dec. 
Dr. Benson defined intellectual content and prepared, edited and reviewed the manuscript.

2. Nixon L, Benson BJ. Rethinking the way we evaluate trainees. Minn Med. 2006 Jun;89(6):41-2. 
Dr. Benson defined intellectual content, conducted literature research, and prepared, editedand reviewed the manuscript.

3. Benson BJ, Harris I, Power D. Brief workshop improves faculty confidence in teaching practice-based learning. ACGME Bulletin. 2004 Feb. 
Dr. Benson acted as guarantor of integrity of entire study, developed study concept, developed study design, defined intellectual content, conducted literature research, conducted experimental study, acquired data, and prepared, edited and reviewed the manuscript.

4. Cervical Cancer Screening Primer for the Primary Care Provider. Minnesota State Health Department. 2001.
Dr. Benson defined intellectual content and prepared, edited and reviewed the manuscript.

Nationally Disseminated Scholarship
The Pediatric Milestone Project – Jointly published by the ACGME and the ABP. Sent to all 201 Pediatric Residency Programs for curricular use (see appendix 1 at end of CV for list of programs).

1. Carraccio C, Hicks PJ, Schumacher DJ, Benson BJ, Burke AE, Englander R, Guralnick S, Ludwig S. The Pediatrics Milestone Project. 2012 Jan. Jointly published by the ACGME and the ABP.

2. Benson BJ, Hicks PJ, Schumacher DJ, Burke AE, Englander R, Guralnick S, Ludwig S, Carraccio C. Emotional Intelligence (ICS-2). The Pediatrics Milestone Project. 2012 Jan:67-8. Jointly published by the ACGME and the ABP.

3. Benson BJ, Hicks PJ, Schumacher DJ, Burke AE, Englander R, Guralnick S, Ludwig S, Carraccio C. Inter-Professional Communication (ICS-3). The Pediatrics Milestone Project. 2012 Jan:69-71. Jointly published by the ACGME and the ABP.

4. Benson BJ, Hicks PJ, Schumacher DJ, Burke AE, Englander R, Guralnick S, Ludwig S, Carraccio C. Teamwork (ICS-4). The Pediatrics Milestone Project. 2012 Jan:71-4. Jointly published by the ACGME and the ABP.

5. Benson BJ, Hicks PJ, Schumacher DJ, Burke AE, Englander R, Guralnick S, Ludwig S, Carraccio C. Consultative Care (ICS-5). The Pediatrics Milestone Project. 2012 Jan:74-7. Jointly published by the ACGME and the ABP.

6. Benson BJ, Hicks PJ, Schumacher DJ, Burke AE, Englander R, Guralnick S, Ludwig S, Carraccio C. Medical Documentation (ICS-6). The Pediatrics Milestone Project. 2012 Jan:65-7. Jointly published by the ACGME and the ABP.

7. Benson BJ, Hicks PJ, Schumacher DJ, Burke AE, Englander R, Guralnick S, Ludwig S,. Carraccio C. Information Technology (PBLI-7). The Pediatrics Milestone Project. January 2012:56-8. Jointly published by the ACGME and the ABP.

Websites

1. Harris I, Benson BJ, Power D. The University of Minnesota OSCE resident evaluator program. Abstract for RSVP program on ACGME Outcomes Project Website. March 2004.

Presentations
Invited Oral Presentations at International Professional Meetings, Conferences, etc.

1. Benson B. Program Director Survival Stories. Panel Discussion. International Conference on Residency Education, Calgary, Canada, September 27, 2013.

2. Benson B, Aylward MJ, Duran A. Workshop: Customizing the assessment toolbox: Milestones, EPA’s, and portfolios, International Conference on Residency Education, Ottawa, Canada, 2012.

3. Benson B, Nixon LJ, Gruwell. Incorporating Practice-Based Learning and Systems-Based Practice into Your Curriculum. University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 2004. 

Invited Oral Presentations at National Professional Meetings, Conferences, etc.

1. Benson BJ. There’s an App for that 2016. Update in Hospital Medicine Mobile Applications. 2016 Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 8, 2016.

2. Benson BJ. Why Med-Peds? – Creating Your Med-Peds Elevator Speech. Invited Keynote Address Speaker, 2015 MPPDA Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL Swan and Dolphin Resort, March 25, 2015.

3. Benson BJ. Just in Time Learning: Effective Use of Electronic Resources in Your Practice. Presented at the Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, 2015 Selected Topics in Internal Medicine, Kapalua, Maui, January 30, 2015.

4. Benson BJ. Competency-Based Assessment, Milestones and EPAs. Invited Plenary Presentation, Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, May 31, 2013.

5. Primary Care Faculty Development Initiative. April 18, 2013.

6. Aylward MJ, Mustapha M, Benson B. Workshop: Development of a Transitions EPA, Med-Peds Program Directors Association Pre-Course, April 2013.

7. Benson BJ, Lobst W. The Milestones Project. Invited plenary with Bill Lobst from ABIM. Presented at the Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association (MPPDA) Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, April 4, 2011.

8. Benson BJ, Englander R, Schumacher DJ, Hicks PJ, Carraccio CL. Pediatrics Milestones 101: An Educator's Guide to What They Are, What They Aren't and What They Could Be.Workshop Presentation, Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Meeting, Miami, FL, April 3, 2011.

9. Djuricich A, Benson BJ. PBLiPads: Utilization of Handheld Information Technology in Residency Education. Presentation, Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Meeting, Miami, FL, April 3, 2011.

10. Schumacher DJ, Lewis KO, Burke AE, Hicks PJ, Guralnick S, Englander R, Benson BJ, Carraccio CL. Pediatric Milestones: Initial Evidence for Use as Learner-Centered Roadmaps. Platform Presentation, Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Meeting, Miami, FL, April 1, 2011.

11. Benson BJ, Schumacher D. Guralnick S. ACGME Milestones: Defining the Roadmap and Developmental Milestones toward Achieving Competence. Workshop Presentation, ACGME Annual Education Conference, Nashville, TN, March 5, 2011.

12. Benson BJ. Presidential Address. Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association (MPPDA) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 2, 2009.

13. Benson BJ. Portfolio Review: Lessons Learned from the Minnesota Med-Peds Experience. Invited Workshop with Pam Derstine and Carol Carraccio. ACGME Annual Educational Conference. March 2, 2007.

14. Benson BJ, Nixon LJ, Branjord K. Minnesota Experience with e-Learning Portfolios. Case Western Reserve University. 2006.

15. Benson BJ. Beyond the Numbers: Minnesota Med-Peds Experience with Portfolio Assessment of Performance. Invited Plenary Session. National Med-Peds Program Directors Association Meeting, Philadephia, PA, April 3, 2006.

16. Benson BJ, Nixon LJ, Thomas A, Elliott S. Meeting LCME Criteria with Ease: Computerized Simulated Patient Case Development.” Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine National Meeting, Portland, Oregon, October 2005.

17. Nixon LJ, Benson BJ, Sick B, Rogers T, Miller WJ. Effects of Resident Work Hour Restrictions on Medical Student Education. Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine National Meeting, Portland, Oregon, October 2005.

18. Benson BJ. Librarian-Faculty Collaboration to Improve Medical Education. Invited Panel Speaker. CGEA Meeting, Kansas City, MO, March 11, 2006.

19. Benson BJ, Nixon LJ, Hauer J. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement: Teaching EBM at the Bedside. Workshop presentation. Association of Pediatric Program Directors National Meeting, Washington, DC, May 2005.

20. Benson BJ, Burke A, Englander R. Curriculum Task Force: Exploration of Curricular Tools and Ideas for Practice-Based Learning and Improvement and Systems-Based Practice.” Invited Workshop Presentation. Presentation, Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Meeting, Washington, DC, May 13, 2005.

21. Benson BJ, Nixon LJ. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement: Teaching EBM at the Bedside. Workshop presentation. Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine National Meeting, Nashville, TN, October 2004. 

Invited Oral Presentations at Local and Regional Professional Meetings, Conferences, etc.

1. Smartphone Apps. Invited Talk, Primary Care Update, Park Nicollet, St. Louis Park, MN, November 20, 2015.

2. Hospitalist Track, Invited Talk, MN ACP Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, November 6, 2015.

3. There’s an App for That: Disruptive Innovation at the Point of Care, UMN Grand Rounds, Minneapolis, MN, November 8, 2015.

4. Just-in-Time Learning: Effective Use of Electronic Resources in your Practice. Mayo Grand Rounds, Rochester, MN, May 20, 2015.

5. Just in Time Learning Resources at the Point of Care. Invited Talk, Update in Primary Care, Park Nicollet, November 21, 2013.

6. Tools and Toys: Just-in-Time Learning Resources at the Point of Care. 2013 Internal Medicine Review and Update. University of Minnesota, November 14, 2013. (Rating 4.67 out 5; 177 attendees)

7. There’s an App for That: Use of Handheld Technology at the Point of Care. Minnesota State ACP Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, November 8, 2013.

8. Better: Teaching Quality Improvement. Citywide Colo-Rectal Surgery Grand Rounds. St. Paul, MN, September 13, 2013.

9. Milestones for the New Program Director. University of Minnesota GME New Program Director Workshop, May 9, 2013.

10. Benson BJ. Milestones and the EPA: On the Road to Authentic Assessment. Medicine Grand Rounds, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, February 28, 2013.

11. Competencies, Milestones and EPAs: The Road to Authentic Assessment. Midwest Association of Pediatric Program Directors, Minneapolis, MN, October 26, 2012.

12. Benson BJ. The Pediatric Milestone Project. Pediatric Grand Rounds. University of Minnesota Medical School, February 23, 2011.

13. Benson BJ. Just-In-Time Learning at the Point of Care. Invited Plenary, Department of Medicine CME Course, November 11, 2010.

14. Milestones on the Road to Better Medical Education. Medicine Grand Rounds. University of Minnesota Medical School, October 14, 2010.

15. Benson BJ. Case Studies in General Medicine. Invited Plenary, Department of Medicine CME Course, November 10, 2009.

16. Beyond the Numbers: Portfolio Assessment of Performance. Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, April 27, 2006.

17. Burnout Prevention: A Professional Obligation. GME Core Curriculum Presentation University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, January 2006.

18. Systems-Based Care Improvement: Tools for Residents. GME Core Curriculum Presentation, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, January 2005.

19. Translating the Best Evidence into the Best Practice. Invited Plenary Session at the Health Partners Annual “Strategies in Primary Care” CME Conference. September 2004.

20. Benson BJ, Mosser G. Systems-Based Care Improvement: Translating the Best Evidence Into the Best Practice. GME Core Curriculum presentation for >180 residents, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, March 18, 2004.

21. Teaching EBM at the Bedside. Tufts Healthcare Institute Workshop on Practice-Based Learning and Improvement and Systems-Based Practice. March 2004.

22. Evidence-Based Approach to Lipid Management. Plenary Session Speaker, Family Practice Review. May 2001.

23. Evidence-Based Pediatrics in Teaching and Practice. Pediatric Grand Rounds Presentation at Fairview-University Medical Center. 2001.

24. Palm Pilots in the Clinic. Workshop at MN State ACP Meeting. November 2000.

25. Evidence-Based Medicine: Basic concepts for Primary Care Physicians. Pediatric Grand Rounds. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics. St. Paul, Minnesota.

26. Evidence-Based Medicine on the Internet. presented at the 17th Annual HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education. 1999.

27. The Internet: A Physicians Approach. Speaker at “Strategies in Primary Care Medicine” CME Course. 1998.

28. Demystifying the Internet. Pediatric Grand Rounds. Regions Hospital. 1996. 

Poster Abstract Presentations at Professional Meetings, Conferences, etc.

1. Blaes AH, Baker KS, Benson B, Bliss RL, Lee JL, Neglia JP, Mulrooney DA. Quality of life in cancer survivors compared to general population. J Clin Oncol. 2012 May;30(15):meeting abstract e16502.

2. Beyond Boundries. Poster Presentation. ACGME Annual Educational Conference, Nashville, TN, March 2011.

3. Brief Workshop Improves Faculty Confidence In Teaching Practice-Based Learning. Poster Presentation. Associate of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), May 2005.

4. Evidence-Based Medicine Morning Report: Just-In-Time Practice-Based Learning and Improvement. Poster Presentation. Central Group on Educational Affairs Annual Meeting, April 2005.

5. Brief Workshop Improves Faculty Confidence In Teaching Practice-Based Learning.” Poster Presentation. Central Group on Educational Affairs Annual Meeting, April 2005.

6. The Educational Prescription Pad: A Novel Tool for Integrating Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Into the Curriculum. Poster Presentation. Midwest SGIM Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 2004.

7. White J, Benson BJ. Disseminated Stongyloides Infection in Minnesota. Minnesota ACP Chapter Poster Competition, Minneapolis, MN, November 2000.

8. Devries A, Benson BJ. Disseminated Aspergillosis Presenting as Bleeding Diathesis. Minnesota ACP Chapter Poster Competition, Minneapolis, MN, November 2000.

9. C. difficile Diarrhea in the Bone Marrow Transplant Population. Presented at the VUMS Student Research Forum, 1991.

10. Nasal Carriage Rates of S. aureus in Diabetic and Non-diabetic Patients at a Community Endocrinology Clinic. Presented at the Diabetes Research Forum; Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1991.

TEACHING AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

University of Minnesota

Course/Lecture List

“Evidence-Based Medicine,” Lectures in 2002

Curriculum Development

1. Burnout Prevention: A Professional Obligation. GME Core Curriculum session. 2006.

2. Systems-Based Practice and Continuous Quality Improvement. GME Core Curriculum Sessions. 2004.

3. ePortfolio based Med-Peds Semi-Annual Reviews. All residents reviewed and mentored using a formal methodology every six months. 2003-2012.

4. Discharge Summary Audit Project. Monthly chart audit with residents to review and set best practice standards for discharge summary dictation. Co-contributor: James Rider, M.D. 2003.

5. Web-based Procedures tutorials project. Mentoring 3 residents in development of web-based procedure tutorials. Co-contributors: Chris Boulware, MD, Michael Kim, MD, David Boulware, MD See website with finished tutorials for joint injections for details.

6. Internal Medicine EBM Morning Report. Co-Contributors: Cindy Gruwell and James Beattie. See Web Log for the Web-based output from these sessions.

7. Pediatric EBM Morning Report. Co-Contributors: Cindy Gruwell and James Beattie.

8. Primary Care Clerkship Evidence-Based Medicine Project, 2000-project. All medical students complete this project on EBM and clinical decision-making. More than 600 medical student critically appraised topics completed to date.

9. Clinical Breast Examination for Students. Every 2 mos from 2000-2002

10. An Evidence-Based Approach to Breast Cancer Screening. Resident Workshop 2000.

11. Primary Care Clerkship, Patient Education Tool development project. 2001 – present. All medical students complete this project on Health Literacy and Patient Education. More than 600 patient education tools completed to date.

12. Evidence-Based Medicine. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) station development, 2001. Used within the Year 3 and 4 PCC OSCE for three years. Stations consist of evaluation form for graders, instructions and script for hired patients, and background information for graders.

13. Chest Pain. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) station development, 2001. Used within the Year 3 and 4 PCC OSCE for three years. Stations consist of evaluation form for graders, instructions and script for hired patients, and background information for graders.

Faculty Development Activities Regarding Teaching

1. Aylward M, Benson B, Duran-Nelson A. Building a Portfolio one EPA at a Time. Presented at General Internal Medicine Faculty Development Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 2012.

Continuing Medical Education

1. Benson BJ, Perkowski L, Axtell S. Best Practices in Outcomes-Based Education. Faculty development seminar. February 2005.

2. Benson BJ, Gruwell C, Beattie J. Help! There is a Medical Student in My Office: Teaching advanced literature searching. Faculty development seminar. 2004, 2005.

3. Watson K, Bielman G, Benson BJ. Best Practices in Conducting Rounds.. Faculty development seminar. February 2003.

4. Baum K, Thompson Buum H, Benson BJ, Welsh J. Advanced Clinical Teaching Course. Facilitator/Presenter – 16 hour faculty development seminar on improving clinical teaching and feedback skills. September 2002.

5. Benson BJ, Harris I, Power D. Help! There is a Medical Student in My Office: How to Teach EBM. Faculty development seminar on teaching evidence-based medicine in the outpatient clinic. June 2002, June 2003, and December 2003.

6. Power D, Harris I, Benson BJ. Help! There is a Medical Student in My Office: How to Give Effective Feedback. Faculty development seminar on delivering effective feedback to students and residents. March 2002.

Clinical

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Clinics

Journey Clinic - Center for Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation;Masonic Cancer Center;Primary

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Pediatrics; Medicine

Clinical Interests

Primary Care; Long-Term Follow-up Care After Childhood Cancer; Hospital Medicine; Evidence-Based Medicine; Medicine on the Internet

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

Community Engagement

1. Advisor for Leadership Strike Team and Volunteer Physician, Medical Reserve Corps, University of Minnesota
a. MN Lifeline – Katrina Deployment Wave 1 – 2005
b. 1-35 Bridge Collapse Response – 2007
c. Large Regional Full-Scale Exercise - test response capabilities following a structural collapse in downtown Minneapolis - 2013

2. Volunteer Preceptor, Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, Minneapolis, MN.
a. Precepted at student run clinic
b. About every 2-3 months between 2002-2009

3. Volunteer Disaster Relief Physician
a. Haiti Earthquake, 2010