Joanne L. Oakes, MD

Associate Professor; Assistant Dean, Educational Programs; Distinguished Teaching Professor

Department of Emergency Medicine

UT Health Science Center at Houston

I believe my job as an educator is to reach each learner on their level, create opportunities for internalization and utilization of information, and to create meaning in the message.

I chose a career in medical education to make a difference in my students' lives when I joined the UT Health faculty in 2002. Education is about information delivery. I believe my job as an educator is to reach each learner on their level, create opportunities for internalization and utilization of information, and to create meaning in the message.