During her time as an academician at the University of Arizona in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the College of Medicine (UA COM), Dr. Siwik has been involved in both undergraduate and graduate medical education. She has served as a mentor for the UA COM Societies Program. The twenty societies mentors function as clinician educators in the College of Medicine, and have the responsibility of teaching essential clinical skills, modeling and teaching professionalism, and serving as advisors to small groups of students longitudinally throughout their medical education. Dr. Siwik has also performed the role of the Director of the Family and Community Medicine clerkship, which enhances and updates the curriculum, advises students, and supporting faculty on clerkship issues. Under her leadership, it has become one of the most highly evaluated during the recent student survey performed as part of our recent LCME accreditation site visit. On the graduate medical education level, Dr. Siwik has taught on our maternal child service, and precepted in the family medicine center. She has demonstrated a great deal of clinical innovation in the area of childhood obesity, and has been a co-investigator on several grants in this area. As Senior Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Siwik provides career advising, oversee the office of admissions and financial aid, as well as student development and student counseling. She will continue to address students’ needs and interests to in order to best serve our UA COM medical students. Dr. Siwik is a UA COM alumnus and a native of Tucson.
Childhood Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and medical student teaching/advising.