Member Spotlight: 2 minutes with Karim Hanna

By William Allen posted 12-15-2023 08:40:12 AM


Reach out to @Karim Hanna from the University of South Florida. Karim is a Program Director and brings a wealth of expertise and a passion for learning to our virtual communities. We're excited to highlight his valuable contributions this month! Let’s learn more about this month's #MemberSpotlight 

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Why do you think engaging in the AAMC Virtual Community is important?

To collaborate and share experiences!

Do you have a professional skill or area of expertise that might be of particular interest to your peers in this community? Are you the “go-to” person at your institution for advice or expertise in a particular subject?

I am boarded in Clinical Informatics and Family Medicine. I am the go-to for all things AI in Medical Education

What should people in the virtual community contact you about?

AI in Medical Education, program director talk, leadership development, full scope primary care

What was the best book you most recently read (or TV show/movie) that you watched?

The obstacle is the way, the big short.

What’s the best piece of professional advice you have ever received? Why?

You will forever be surrounded by smart people, differentiate yourself by your kindness. because kindness surpasses everything in the long term

What do you think is the best, most challenging, or most unique thing about working in academic medicine (or your field or specialty specifically)?

The number of hats we have to wear...

What do you hope to gain from this online community?


Did you have an unusual path to your current career? Tell us about it.

I did a faculty development fellowship, got boarded in clinical informatics and then started an email list about AI+MedEd -

How do you prefer to start your day?

Prayer and Exercise

How do you prefer to end your day?

Family time, reading, sleep

How did you maintain your wellness and resilience during the pandemic? Any tips to share with others?

Workouts with my wife!

You live/work in Tampa. What’s your favorite restaurant there? Is there something special we should check out next time we visit?

The Black Pearl

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Computer engineer

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

I am a husband and a father first - my wife and my two daughters are my world!

Say "Hello" to Karim here in the community! Feel free to post any questions you have for him in this blog post, or direct messages via the community are also a great way to connect.  If you’d like to be featured in a future Member Spotlight post, reach fill out this form. Curious about what a community champion is? Read more here.