David Schneider, M.D., Conference Coordinator
David Schneider, M.D. Medical Student Clerkship Coordinator, escaped the Los Angeles area sprawl, but not the scorching heat, when he migrated to Merced for his residency. He subsequently became a “knight-errant” physician in Sacramento, where he worked in a variety of settings. Upon joining the faculty of the Mercy/Methodist Family Practice Residency, he returned to his beloved medical education, and he has been a full-time teacher of residents since 1995. Dave has periodically been a “student” of the philosophical aspects of Zen and the Tao (Buddhists and Taoists would cringe at the idea of a “periodic student”), as well as a practitioner and teacher of mindfulness meditation. The four winds have blown him safely to his new home in Sonoma County, where he enjoys the scenery and wines. He also produces Dr. Dave’s “To Your Health” segments for Wine Country Radio. Dave’s musical tastes run from The Allman Brothers to Frank Zappa, and he is also a Shakespeare buff and a devotee of the theater. His professional interests include Balint groups and the doctor-patient relationship, clinical skills, dermatology, cardiology, and teaching the breadth and depth of Family Medicine. He would be just as happy picking a wine to match a meal, though he has the good sense to not do so while at work.
School: University of Southern California School of Medicine
Fellowship: UCSF Faculty Development Fellowship; National Institute for Program Director Development