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2021-2022 Academic Leadership Academy Participants Annnounced

The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine offers CME-certified programs to its faculty members to foster their development into academic leaders in medicine. Anthony Wilson, MD, Chair of Family Medicine, has been instrumental in launching both programs: the Academic Leadership Academy, which is co-chaired by Paul Hauptman, MD, Dean, and Eric Carlson, DMD, MD, Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; and the Faculty Development Seminar Series.

The Academic Leadership Academy launched in the 2020-2021 academic year to help faculty members improve instructional and precepting strategies; prepare for advancement in academic rank; develop research skills that lead to publishable results and guide resident research; prepare for leadership within medical societies and their discipline's state or national academy, or within the education system; and enhance the national recognition of the Graduate School of Medicine and The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Participants also earn 75 Category 1 AMA continuing education credits.

Dr. Wilson, who completed a fellowship in Faculty Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said, "Physicians undergo rigorous didactic and clinical education over many years in order to practice their specialties at a high level. However, academic physicians typically do not receive training in the art and science of adult learning theory and teaching, including instruction in leadership, mindsets, innovation, and adaptive challenges. Educational methods to most effectively impart this knowledge to future learners requires discipline-specific training and experience to develop this skill set to the fullest potential."

The 2022 Participants are:

Fatima Ahmed DO, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Stefanos Boukovalas MD, Assistant Professor, Surgery
Megan Bradley MD, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Michael Lindsay, Associate Professor, Preston Medical Library
Heath Many MD, Assistant Professor, Surgery
Stephanie Mitchell DO, Instructor, Family Medicine
Michael Polin MD, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ryan Schmocker MD, Assistant Professor, Surgery
Tanaz Vaghaiwalla MD, Assistant Professor, Surgery


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