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‘Finding ways we can all grow together’

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Late in 2023, Dr. Victoria Haynes joined the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences to serve as its Associate Dean for Multicultural Education. Despite her busy schedule, Dr. Haynes sat down with North Dakota Medicine to discuss her new role at UND, what medical colleges across the U.S. can do to help produce more […]

From the Dean: Humans and machines in medicine

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Last week I attended the annual meeting of the Council of Deans, sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). More than two-thirds of all North American medical school deans attended the meeting, and there was a general consensus that it was a quite successful meeting. Enough time was allowed for us to network […]

The art of medicine

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North Dakota’s only medical school explores how and where to embed more arts and humanities education into its medical curriculum In 2020, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) published “The Fundamental Role of the Arts and Humanities in Medical Education,” a report that reiterated the organization’s belief that “integration of the arts and humanities […]

Education Resources group to present at AAMC conference, offers scholarship support

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In April 2024, SMHS Education Resources faculty and staff will present at the 2024 American Association of Medical Colleges Central Group of Education Affairs conference: Van Eck, R., Allen, J., Johnson, E.J, Guthridge, A., and Salentiny, A. will present: A Badging System for Competency-Based Medical Education Hillyar, J., Hurtubise, L., and Salentiny, A. will present: […]

From the Dean: Reducing debt and increasing gifts

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I had a most fulfilling experience recently as I read some of the thank you notes that students at the UND SMHS sent to donors who provided scholarship and other financial support to the students for their studies here. As you may know, the cost of higher education has skyrocketed in general and has placed […]

From the Dean: Reporting back from ‘Learn Serve Lead’

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We just held our debriefing session for those of us who attended the recent Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting known as Learn Serve Lead. We joined over 4,500 colleagues from medical schools across the country to compare best practices and discuss common challenges. As promised in a prior column, what follows is […]

From the Dean: Strengthening the patient-provider bond

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I, along with about a dozen team members from our medical education program, just got back from the annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) that was held in Seattle, Wash. All of the schools in the country offering an M.D. degree belong to the AAMC, which is “dedicated to transforming health […]

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences designated as an AMA Innovation Site

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The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) has been designated by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an Innovation Site for its project entitled “Badging for Competency-Based Medical Education while Promoting Transition and Equity and Diversity.” The work grows out of the School’s membership in the AMA’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education (ChangeMedEd) […]

SMHS recognized by AAMC for ‘Bolstering the health care workforce through community engagement’

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Late last month, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) published a document entitled “How Academic Medicine Serves Rural Communities Across the Country.” Given its focus on rural health training and delivery, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) was included in the list of only six medical colleges identified for their success […]

From the Dean: Learn, Serve, Lead

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I’m looking forward to attending the upcoming annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) in two weeks, along with about a dozen of my colleagues from the UND SMHS. Known as “Learn, Serve, Lead,” this event will be the first AAMC annual meeting I’ve attended since 2019 due to the pandemic. The […]

Remembering Richard Vari

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I begin this week’s column again on a sad note. Last week, Dr. Richard Vari passed away after a valiant but brief battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terrible progressive neurodegenerative disease that also is called Lou Gehrig’s disease after the famous baseball player who also succumbed to it. Rick was one of the […]

From the Dean: Inflation, budgets, and benefits

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As this academic and fiscal year winds down and the new one begins on July 1, we are finalizing our budget for the upcoming second year of the biennium. Per North Dakota University System (NDUS) requirements, we need to electronically submit our final budget package to the NDUS and embed it in their system soon. […]

From the Dean: Honoring Rick Vari, taking our School’s vital signs

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Recently, I attended the virtual retirement ceremony for Dr. Rick Vari, held October 29, 2021, by the Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) School of Medicine where Rick was the Senior Dean for Academic Affairs and a founding faculty member. Many of you will remember Rick when he was a faculty member here at the School before […]

From the Dean: Our national footprint

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Two esteemed physicians associated with our renowned Indians into Medicine (INMED) program were recognized this week for their service to medicine and efforts to achieve greater social justice. Dr. Judith Kaur of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Florida, and one of the first matriculants in the INMED program, was honored by the Association of […]

From the Dean: Why diversity, inclusion, and collaboration matter

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An interesting and informative article was just published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). It deals with the challenges and successes of four minority students and the impact of various programs aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medical schools across the country. One of our rising fourth-year students, Celeste Colegrove, […]