Jul 22, 2013

USD School of Medicine’s Dean of Graduate Medical Education completes AAMC Leadership Development Course

VERMILLION, S.D. -- 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 resources.

“The GME Leadership Development course is designed to educate the Designated Institutional Officer in best practices for graduate medical education,” said Brown, who received a certificate of completion and letter of commendation from Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., president and CEO of the AAMC. “The completion of this course provides me with the skills and professional network to assist current and future residents navigate their residency programs on par with residency programs across the nation.”

About the Sanford School of Medicine

For more than a century, the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine has set the standard for medical education of students, residents and professionals in the state. The school’s mission includes education, research and service. It emphasizes family practice to help create the next generation of doctors for all parts of the state. The school’s economic impact includes attracting $17 million annually in research funding as well as hosting two of the four 2010 Research Centers designated by the governor.

About The University of South Dakota
Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

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