Clark Denniston is an Associate Professor and the Executive Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. He is responsible for the oversight and monitoring of all of the residency and fellowship programs sponsored by UNC Hospitals. Dr. Denniston joined the Fellowship team in 1997 serving as key faculty for curriculum components involving teaching skills. His areas of expertise include models of precepting, small group teaching, large group presentations, curriculum design, learning styles, feedback and evaluation, difficult learning situations, and mentoring.
Nationally he has served on the American Academy of Family Physicians Residency Program Solutions Panel of Consultants where he traveled to other Family Medicine residency programs around the country to provide consultations to enable those programs to achieve new heights. In 2010, he was invited to serve on the Academic Council of the National Institute for Program Director Development (NIPDD) and in 2012 he was elected to serve as the Chair of this council. In his Academic Council Chair capacity he led the NIPPD fellowship through a major curriculum revision.
Areas of Interest
Dr. Denniston’s work as a teacher has been recognized with 6 different teaching awards and clearly reflects his dedication to and personal interest in residency education. He is committed to providing residency training that will prepare graduates for practice in any setting one might find family physicians.
As a clinician, Denniston believes in the partnership model of care with my patients, supporting shared decision-making and tailoring his approach to the individual person who entrusts me with their care. Outside of work, he loves to cook, explore new cuisines, woodworking and carpentry.