Dr. Timothy Yau has been selected as the new Practice of Medicine I and III coursemaster, effective April 1. In this role he will be responsible for overseeing the clinical skills education of all first-year medical students in addition to several other content areas contained within the course, as well as directing a monthly lecture series for the third-year class. Michael M. Awad, MD, PhD, FACS, Associate Dean, Medical Student Education, made the announcement yesterday.
Dr. Yau attended medical school at St. Louis University and completed his internal medicine residency and renal fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Yau has been on faculty at Washington University since 2011 and is now an assistant professor in the Nephrology Division of the Department of Medicine. Dr. Yau has been a significant contributor to the second-year Renal and Genitourinary Diseases course, the fourth-year Capstone course, and is the creator and moderator of the innovative Washington University Nephrology Web Series. Dr. Yau has been recognized for his teaching contributions with a Washington University Distinguished Service Teaching Award (DSTA) in 2014.