Kathleen Watson, MD A graduate of Carleton College, Dr. Watson obtained her MD from the University of Minnesota Medical School where she continued training as an Internal Medicine resident and chief resident, MD, and began a lifelong fascination with how physicians learn and grow. She completed a fellowship in Hematology & Oncology and joined the faculty. Upon attending her first national SGIM meeting in 1986, she was hooked on a career in teaching. She has been a medical school Clerkship Director and for eight wonderful years served as Residency Program Director in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She is currently the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education. She is the fortunate recipient of teaching awards, including the Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach” award, the University of Minnesota Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Teaching award, and the U of M Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Her focus has been on professional formation and innovations in educational and clinical quality. A student of jazz, opera, banjo, and classical music, she still tortures others with her flute on occasion.