A generous gift by Dr. David and Lola Rognlie Monson will help tie the School’s basic and clinical sciences together in a way that will benefit medical students for years to come.
Résumé Dr. David Monson, ’61 Degrees: BSMed, UND, 1961; MD, University of Minnesota, 1963 Internship and residency: General surgery, Cook County Hospital, Chicago Fellowship: Surgery, Lahey Clinic, Boston Service: U.S. Army Medical Corps (two years) Residency: Cardiothoracic surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
Some new faces will be making appearances at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in the coming months and years, thanks to a $1 million gift from Dr. David, ’61, and Lola Rognlie Monson, ’60. First, it'll be one or more guest speakers on an annual basis. Down the road, a scholar-in-residence will spend a week or two at the School. This will develop into a full-time, on-site professorship. And in a few years, the position may evolve into a Chair of Medical Education, for which someone outside of the university would be recruited. 28
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Dean Joshua Wynne intends for this person to weave the basic, clinical, and educational pedagogy into a synergistic competency that would build a strong educational foundation for medical students. When the Monsons personally visited with Wynne and UND Foundation Development Director Dave Miedema about this opportunity earlier this year, they liked the fact that the professorship would benefit more than one medical student for more than one year. “Our hope was that the students receive the best education possible, not in surgery or cardiac surgery or endocrinology, but in medicine and
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