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USD School of Medicines Dean of Graduate Medical Education completes AAMC Leadership Development

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.”


USD's Sanford School of Medicine is nationally known for excellence. With its award-winning curriculum, the school prepares medical students to practice in all fields of medicine and is particularly recognized and ranked for its reputation in family medicine and rural medicine. In addition to the M.D., it offers graduate degrees in basic biomedical science, sustains a vibrant and forward-looking research agenda, and is home to the interdisciplinary Center for Brain and Behavioral Research.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News