South Dakotan MD Fall/Winter 2013 - page 10

Pu l s e
Nedd Brown, Ed.D., associate dean
of graduate medical education at the
University of South Dakota Sanford
School of Medicine, has successfully
completed the Association of American
Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Graduate
Medical Education Leadership
Development Course, joining 262
graduates from institutions from across
the country who have earned this certificate.
The 40-plus-hour course, organized by the AAMC Group
on Resident Affairs and directed by Kathy Andolsek, M.D.,
is designed to help participants fulfill their responsibilities as
graduate medical education leaders and designated institutional
officials. The course is offered exclusively to academic leaders in
AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals who
manage the institutional environment for residents and fellows.
It explores all aspects of their responsibilities including leading
an institution through accreditation, improving the education
program, developing residency program directors and managing
“The GME Leadership Development course is designed to
educate the designated institutional officer in best practices for
Graduate Medical Education,” said Brown. “The completion of
this course provides me with the skills and professional network
to assist current and future residents navigate their residency
Brown received a certificate of completion and letter of
commendation from Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., president and
CEO of the AAMC. •
Brown Completes AAMC Leadership
Development Course
The Association of American
Medical Colleges (AAMC) has conferred
the Liaison Committee on Medical
Education (LCME) Distinguished
Service Award to Robert C. Talley, M.D.,
professor of Internal Medicine and dean
emeritus of the University of South
Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
(SSOM). The award, given in recognition
of Talley’s longstanding commitment to LCME accreditation
efforts, was presented at a leadership luncheon during the
AAMC’s annual meeting on Nov. 2 in Philadelphia, Penn.
“The USD Sanford School of Medicine is indebted to Dr.
Talley for his enduring efforts to ensure we provide our students
with the necessary tools to become excellent physicians,” said
Mary Nettleman, M.D., M.S., M.A.C.P., dean of the University
of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and vice president
for Health Affairs at USD. “We join the AAMC in celebrating
his outstanding career and thank him for all that he has done in
the interest of medical education in South Dakota.”
Talley was chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at
SSOM from 1975-1987 and served as dean and vice president
for health affairs from 1987-2004. As dean, Talley introduced
the now-prevalent longitudinal model for clinical education.
From 2004-2008, he served as SSOM’s director of the Internal
Medicine Residency Program, and is currently the associate
program director of evaluation and assessment.
Talley served two terms on the Liaison Committee on
Medical Education (LCME) from 1999-2006 and continues
to serve the LCME on survey teams and ad hoc committees.
Talley also served as chair of the American Medical Association
Section on Medical Schools and chair of the Internal Medicine
Committee National Board of Medical Examiners. He was a
member of the Administrative Board of the Council of Deans
of the AAMC from 1999-2004. •
SSOM Dean Emeritus Talley Awarded
Distinguished Service Award
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