Kathleen Brooks, MD, MBA, MPA
Rural Physician Associate Program, Director
Medical education, government health policy, primary care workforce issues
MD, University of Minnesota
MBA, University of St. Thomas
MPA, Harvard University
University of Minnesota North Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency
Brooks directs the University of Minnesota Medical School Rural Physician Associate Program. Previously, she served as the Minnesota medical director for Medicare Part B and practiced family medicine in several settings, including private practice, a community health clinic, and a staff model HMO. Brooks has consulted on physician leadership, leadership within health care systems, and health policy issues for Minnesota Medical Assistance. She is a member of several statewide health policy committees.
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420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Brooks KD. Update on the Rural and Metro Physician Associate Programs: collaborations between community physicians and the Medical School. MetroDoctors. 2012;14(6):23-4.
Brooks KD, Eley DS, Pratt R, Zink T. Management of professional boundaries in rural practice. Academic Medicine. 2012;87(8):1091-1095. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e31825ccbc8.
Poncelet A, Hirsh D, Arky R, Mazotti L, Ogur B, Bor D, Brooks KD, et al. Longitudinal integrated clerkships. In: Morgenstern BZ, ed. The Alliance for Clinical Education Guidebook for Clerkship Directors, 4th Edition. Syracuse, NY: Gegensatz Press; 2012:173-224.
Yasukawa K, Brooks KD. Learning from Rural Physician Associate Program at the University of Minnesota. Medical Education Japan. 2011; 42(1):25-28.
Halaas G. Brooks KD. A 21st-century curriculum for a 40-year-old rural medical education program: The Rural Physician Associate Program at the University of Minnesota. In: Bell E, Zimitat C, Merrick J, eds. Rural Medical Education, Practical Strategies. Chapter 12. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2011.