Impact in Education: Paul Paulman, M.D.

February 02, 2017

Image with caption: Paul Paulman, M.D.

Paul Paulman, M.D.

Paul Paulman, M.D., is one of the recipients of the Office of Academic Affairs inaugural Impact in Education Awards.

Innovative Practices in Education Award

This award recognizes an individual who demonstrates ingenuity, courage and creativity in teaching including innovations in use of educational technology, experiential learning, adoption of simulation and creative use of the classroom, as well as an engaging presentation style.

  • Name: Paul Paulman, M.D.
  • Title: Professor, UNMC Department of Family Medicine and '77 UNMC alum
  • Joined UNMC: 1982
  • Hometown: Sutherland, Neb.

You are the recipient of the Innovative Practices in Education Award. How has innovation played a part in your teaching career?
Thanks to support from the College of Medicine administration, I've had the opportunity to help develop and implement some innovative curriculum offerings. Some of these offerings have had statewide impact and, I hope, have improved health care for the citizens of Nebraska

Describe your proudest moment as an educator.
There are several, such as when students say or indicate "Yeah, I get this now!" during or after an educational exercise. It's also very gratifying when a former student or resident tells me that they learned something useful from one of our courses which they could use in their practice. It's also really neat when students or residents smile or laugh while they're actively involved in a simulation or other activity.

What advice would you give other faculty members who want to have an impact in education?
Don't lose track of your good ideas, start with small projects, find colleagues who think like you do and be persistent.

Do you have a favorite quote or philosophy on teaching?
Learn by doing, learn by experiencing.

Margaret Shepard
February 15, 2017 at 3:36 PM

Congratulations Paul!

Donald Johnson
February 02, 2017 at 2:12 PM

Congratulations, Paul. well deserved. It has been an honor and pleasure to join you in the M1 orientation PBL sessions.

Katharine Susman
February 02, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Paul, I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this recognition. You have worked with humility, quietly and steadfastly throughout the years, always with your eye on the target, and always with good nature and optimism. Congratulations and celebrate !

Patti Carstens
February 02, 2017 at 1:10 PM

Well deserved!

Don Leuenberger
February 02, 2017 at 10:20 AM

Paul, congratulations. This has been your initiative and your success and this recognition is very much deserved.

Tom O'Connor
February 02, 2017 at 8:38 AM

You da' man, Paul!

Rebecca R Anderson
February 02, 2017 at 7:54 AM

Kudos to an exceptionally dedicated and effective prof!

Pam Boyers
February 02, 2017 at 7:50 AM

So well deserved! Thank you Paul for being a true pioneer!

Mark Flleisher
February 02, 2017 at 7:41 AM

Congratulations, Paul !!! A perfect choice for many, many reasons.

Howard Fox
February 02, 2017 at 6:03 AM

Well deserved Paul. Congrats!