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Cynthia S Samra M.D.

Cynthia S Samra M.D.

Clerkship Director for Pediatrics, Curriculum Director Medical Informatics - Sarasota

cynthia.samra@med.fsu.edu
Sarasota Regional Campus

Job Description

Dr. Samra coordinates the pediatric curriculum and training of the third and fourth year medical students at the Sarasota Regional Campus. In addition, she is responsible for teaching the students and clinical faculty how to incorporate medical informatics into the daily practice of medicine.

Biosketch

Early in her career, Dr. Samra was in private practice. For 14 years, she was a faculty member at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. During the first eight years she served as Medical Student Program Coordinator for the Third- and Fourth-year Medical Students from the University of South Florida at All Children's. During that time, she was active on the Council of Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) and hosted their national meeting in 1996. She spent the final six years as Medical Co-Director for the All Children's at Sarasota Memorial Hospital Pediatric Affiliation, where she helped to establish and develop the pediatric hospitalist program. In addition, her clinical interest is in pediatric dermatology. While with All Children's she helped to develop and run a pediatric dermatology clinic.

Education

B.S., Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology

M.D., Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras (National Autonomous University of Honduras)

Residency, Pediatrics, All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Service

Over the years, Dr. Samra has served on multiple educational committees (relating to residents and medical students) at All Children's Hospital, the University of South Florida, and COMSEP. At Sarasota Memorial Hospital, she served on several committees. Community activities included working with groups of high school students interested in careers in health care.

Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics Florida Pediatric Society

Publications

1. "Videotaping as an Evaluation Tool in the Clinical Setting," General Pediatric Clerkship Curriculum and Resource Manual, A Joint Project of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association and the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics, Contract No. HRSA-24-0BhPr-49(3), Bureau of Health Professions, Division of Medicine, First Edition, pgs 01-019. 1995

2. "A Four Year Experience with Problem-Based Learning in a Pediatric Clinical Clerkship", Abstract, Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics, 1994 meeting, San Diego, Calif. 1994