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Biff F. Palmer , M.D.


Department of Internal Medicine

UT Southwestern Medical Center

My teaching philosophy is to ignite passion and enthusiasm in students, using presented material to form building blocks for lifelong learning. I strive to transmit subject matter in a way that captures the imagination of the students and sparks a desire to further build on the material presented. I attempt to provide a learning environment that is comprehensive by using available board space to pictorially depict pathways to teach fundamental mechanisms; rather than rote memorization, this approach enables enhanced understanding and facilitates predictions of clinical manifestations of disease processes.