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Bernard Karnath, M.D., F.A.C.P. (2009)
Associate Professor (School of Medicine)
Internal Medicine (General)

Dr. Bernard M. Karnath is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine. His educational background includes a BS in Biology from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas in 1989 and a MD degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 1994. His educational activities in the school of medicine include the Practice of Medicine year 2 course and the Internal Medicine clerkship. He is co-director for both courses. Dr. Karnath has been involved in developing multiple educational curricula while at UTMB. His goal for clinical education is to instill the standards set by Sir William Osler for patient evaluations. Dr. Karnath is involved with teaching the art and science of medicine by helping students to understand the value of bedside diagnostic skills. He is editor of Hospital Physician’s Review of Clinical Signs, a bi-monthly publication on evidence-based physical diagnosis. Dr. Karnath has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Some of these include the Golden Apple Award Pre-Clinical Professor for the School of Medicine in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 and the Golden Apple Award Clinical Professor for the School of Medicine in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. Dr. Karnath has also been Presented with the James W. Powers Memorial Award honoring a teacher of clinical services who, by his instruction and example, best exemplifies the practice of the art and science of medicine. Award presented at the School of Medicine commencement ceremony on May 31, 2008 and May 30, 2009 by the graduating class.

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"He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all. Medicine is learned by the bedside and not in the classroom. Let not your conceptions of disease come from words heard in the lecture room or read from the book. See, and then reason and compare and control. But see first."


...sir william osler



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