Dr. Kathryn Mutter gets recognized in the AAMC News

April 18, 2024 by

Kathryn Mutter, MD, MPH is mentioned in the AAMC news article, “Bootcamps prepare graduating medical students for the rigors of residency”. Dr. Mutter and Jakob Ottenhoff, DO facilitate the UVA Emergency Medicine course, Internship Readiness. The Phase 3, two-week Elective program serves as a transitional pathway from medical academia to the residency sphere. During this period, students refine their skills through hands-on procedures, enhance their communication abilities, cultivate self-assurance, and commence the transition from being students to becoming physicians.


From the AAMC article:

“Every year, when we start our simulations, we have some students standing uncomfortably at the foot of the bed, and by the end of the course, we throw out, ‘The patient presents with chest pain and low oxygen,’ and they shoot back, ‘Let’s get an EKG, chest x-ray, vital signs, and oxygen’,” says Kathryn Mutter, MD, MPH, who runs a bootcamp at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville. “It makes us proud.”

Mutter would like to see greater coordination between schools and residency programs, including increased sharing of information about students, based partly on bootcamp performance. “It can be tricky because we don’t want to bias programs, but I predict a lot of upcoming research will focus on how to hand off students well, to help residency directors know where interns need more support during the transition,” she says.


Kathryn Mutter, MD, MPH

M. Kathryn Mutter, MD, MPH
Director, Phase 3 Curriculum