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Geisel Inducts Seven into Academy of Master Educators

After the annual State of the Medical School address on Monday, May 23, Interim Dean Duane Compton welcomed seven faculty members to the Geisel Academy of Master Educators (GAME).

The Geisel Academy of Master Educators are a distinguished group of faculty nominated by their colleagues here at Geisel. The awardees possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and medical education. Academy members are leaders in medical education and innovation at Geisel and raise the overall quality of education by furthering the passion for excellence in teaching and learning and in mentoring faculty and residents on their journey to becoming great teachers.

"Every year I am impressed with the quality of the educators inducted into the Academy of Master Educators and this year is no exception," said Compton. "They have been recognized by their fellow faculty members for their excellence as teachers and mentors, as well as their passion for medical education."

Students, medical residents, and fellow faculty shared personal stories about the influence and mentorship of each Master Educator they introduced.

The 2016 Academy of Master Educators inductees are:

  • Mary Margaret Andrews, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Maureen Boardman, MSN, Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine
  • Julia Frew, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Alison Holmes, MD, MPH, MSc, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Community and Family Medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute
  • Chris La Rocca, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine
  • David Mullins, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and of Medical Education
  • Hilary Ryder, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute

“It is a great honor to be recognized in this manner by Geisel,” said Holmes. “The education of those in training as pre-medical and medical students, residents and fellows is an integral part of the profession for physicians. I could not envision being a pediatrician if I did not have the opportunity to work with all levels of trainees.”

“Medical education should be the cornerstone on which any academic medical center rests – without great teachers, none of us would be where we are today,” said Ryder. “Geisel’s ongoing commitment to excellence medical education is exemplified the members of the Geisel Academy of Master Educators and I am honored to be inducted into this academy.”

“It's an honor to be a part of an outstanding educational community that embraces, supports, and recognizes high-quality teaching in the medical curriculum,” Mullins said. “I'm grateful to Geisel and the Academy for this recognition, and for their ongoing support of educational development at the Medical School.”

He added, “As an instructor of the basic sciences, my goal is to establish the scientific and conceptual foundations upon which students will build their clinical knowledge and skills.  In collaboration with Geisel's dedicated faculty, we're able to incorporate novel and effective teaching strategies that enhance the student experience and prepare our learners for their clinical training.  It's exciting to be part of the Geisel education community.”