Over a decade of Professor Murphy's career was spent in family practice. More recently, she has been working with Northwest Community Hospital in a new immediate care location on a community college campus. Professor Murphy has always enjoyed the opportunities to educate patients, precept nurse practitioner and physician assistant students and train new providers.
Areas of Specialization
Special interest in preventative medicine and mental health
What is your teaching style?
My teaching philosophy is very similar to my approach to patient care. Working together as a team is very important to me by fostering a learning community. I put a strong emphasis on developing communication skills as these are so vital to being an effective health care provider.
Why do you do what you do?
I have always been passionate about the field of medicine and am grateful to be able to educate future providers as well as continue to care for patients.
How do you make learning engaging?
Students tend to make deeper connections to the material when I am able to draw from previous clinical experience and use these cases to illustrate the topics. Facilitating interactions between students, who will also be their future colleagues, helps to make learning more engaging and develop communication skills.
What should students know about you?
I live with my husband and two boys. We are a very active family and love to play tennis, sail, ski, hike, bike, kayak and visit National Parks.