Dr. David A. Zucker, September 2016

Each day our community faculty illustrate their commitment to educating future physicians through their passion for teaching and examples of excellence. The Office for Community Faculty would like to shine a spotlight on one of the greatest assets of the School of Medicine, our community faculty. You are making a difference in the lives of medical students,patients, and in our communities.

This month's Community Faculty Spotlight is David A. Zucker, M.D., Clinical Professor with the Office of Medical Education, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. His nominators report that Dr. Zucker, "Is a very good preceptor to learn from. He actively keeps working with the student in areas that need work, but in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere." And, "I absolutely loved working with Dr. Zucker. He is one of the best community faculty members I have worked with so far. He was very informative, actively involved me in practically every experience and aspect of his practice, and taught me a great deal." Thank you for your service Dr. Zucker, we appreciate you.

How long have you been serving as a community faculty member?

I started working with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in 1989 with the Department of Pediatrics and have been a community faculty member for 37 years.

How do you serve?

I currently serve as a Pediatrics preceptor for first and second year medical students. In the past, I also served and trained many of our medical residents.

What is your favorite part about being a community faculty member?

The part that I enjoy most about being a community faculty member is that dozens of my former students have now become my colleagues in the community.

What would you tell other physicians who are thinking about serving as a community faculty member?

I would tell other physicians to share their knowledge with the next generation to the best of their ability.

Why do you continue serving as a community faculty member with the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine?

I serve because it's the family of medicine and I love being a part of it!