Dr. Mason earned her Ph.D. in Physiology and Developmental Biology from Brigham Young University and is an experienced clinical anatomist and ultrasound educator. Dr. Mason spent 8 years teaching medical physiology and developing and directing clinical gross anatomy and ultrasound education programs at California Northstate University College of Medicine and Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine-Southern Utah. A celebrated educator, Dr. Mason has been honored with the “Faculty Member of the Year” award for excellence in teaching several times along with other teaching-related accolades throughout her career. She directs an innovative research program in medical education centered around the development of pedagogy for teaching clinical ultrasound skills to medical students using human cadaveric materials. Some of her recent work, which involved training medical students to perform knee arthrocentesis and central venous access using ultrasound-guidance and formalin-embalmed cadavers was published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and Critical Care Medicine (in press). Dr. Mason is also actively engaged in national service and currently sits on several committees with the American Association of Clinical Anatomists and the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy.
Organizations & Programs
AAMC - American Association of Medical Colleges is an association of medical schools, teaching hospitals and academic societies that is dedicated to transforming health care through medical education, patient care, and medical research innovation.
NEGEA - The Northeast Group on Educational Affairs, an affiliate of the AAMC, has a mission to promote excellence in the education of medical students, residents, and physicians through the professional development of medical educators.
MERC - Medical Education Research Certification Program is an AAMC program designed to build the skills to be an effective collaborator in medical education research.
MedEdNext and the Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education. The National Transformation Network (NTN) is a collaboration of medical schools committed to driving innovation to advance nation-wide change in medical education across the spectrum.
IAMSE - The International Association of Medical Science Educators is a professional development society with a goal of promoting excellence and innovation in teaching, student assessment, program evaluation, instructional technology, human simulation, and learner-centered education.
Harvard Macey - The Harvard Macy Institute creates and administers courses and formal degree programs in health professions education.
GRIPE - Group for Research in Pathology Education is an academic society that supports teachers of pathology through sharing of teaching resources, promotion of scholarly research and innovation.
The Generalists in Medical Education is an organization of medical educators who teach, conduct research, and provide support services in all areas of predoctoral, postdoctoral and continuing medical education.