Mark Holden, M.D. (2011)
Associate Professor (School of Medicine)
Dr. Mark Holden graduated from the UTMB School of Medicine in 1985, completed his internship in Internal Medicine in San Antonio. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at UTMB. He joined the UTMB Internal Medicine faculty in 1988, becoming actively involved as a clinician educator. He subsequently completed a faculty development fellowship focusing on education at Michigan State University.
The Houston native has contributed to the education of many students and residents in Internal Medicine and has directed four courses at UTMB, including Practice of Medicine 2, Great Syndromes, and Renal, Fluids, and Electrolytes. After being selected as a scholar in the McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine, Dr. Holden organized the implementation of the Osler Student Societies at UTMB in 2006.
Dr. Holden has been recognized for his clinical skills, bedside teaching, and curriculum development, and was a founding member of The University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education. He serves as the Vice Chair for Undergraduate and Continuing Medical Education for the Department of Internal Medicine and Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine.
A summation of his educational philosophy comes from the writings of Sir William Osler, “The hardest conviction to get into the mind of a beginner is that the education upon which he is engaged is not a college course, not a medical course, but a life course, for which the work of a few years under teachers is but a preparation.”