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Office of Medical Education

The Office of Medical Education is responsible for the curriculum and academic standards affecting the MD degree program in the College of Medicine.

This Office is involved with faculty in curriculum design and coordination and the allocation of educational resources. It also works with faculty in the development and implementation of policies and procedures affecting the academic progress, promotion, and graduation of medical students.



Dr. Michael Whitt

Michael Whitt, PhD 
Associate Dean, Medical Education


Dr. Kristen Bettin

Kristen Bettin, MD, MEd
Senior Assistant Dean, Clinical Curriculum


 Kaushik Parthasarathi, PhD

Kaushik Parthasarathi, PhD
Senior Assistant Dean, Basic Science Curriculum 

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Bill Dabbs, MD
Assistant Dean, Clinical Curriculum


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Ryan Sheehy, PhD
Assistant Dean, Basic Sciences Curriculum


Aditi Kesari, PhD

Aditi Kesari, MBBS, PhD
Assistant Dean, Curriculum Integration


Derek Wilcox

Derek Wilcox, MBA
Director, Medical Education and Quality Improvement


Ke'Nosha Anderson

Ke'Nosha Anderson
Clinical Records Specialist


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Deborah Barton
Education Specialist


Alexis Halsey

Alexis Halsey
Administrative Associate

Steven Henley

Steven Henley
PCM & LSP Coordinator


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Alesia McQueen
Lead Student Assessment Coordinator


Alise Miller

Alise Miller
PCM Preceptor Coordinator


Kimberlee Norwood

Kimberlee Norwood, MA
Medical Educator

Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson, CAP
Lead Clinical Curriculum Coordinator


Laura Wright

Laura Wright
Senior Evaluation and Assessment Analyst




Jan 24, 2024