Dr. Bumsted appointed associate dean for undergraduate medical education

April 24, 2013

Dr. BumstedSenior Associate Dean for Education George Mejicano, M.D., with the enthusiastic support of Dean Mark Richardson, M.D., has appointed Tracy Bumsted, M.D., MPH, associate dean for undergraduate medical education in the School of Medicine. The associate dean for UME is responsible for the academic leadership and management of the M.D. educational program and reports to the senior associate dean for education in the School of Medicine. David Dawson, Ph.D., professor and chair of physiology and pharmacology, chaired the search committee.

“Tracy has provided valuable input and leadership through several roles in service to the UME program, and she is an effective teacher, advisor and mentor,” said Dr. Mejicano. “I look forward to working with her during this exciting time as we transform our M.D. curriculum to produce the physicians most needed by society over the next few decades.”

“Tracy has a keen sense of the relevant issues facing teaching institutions today, and her expertise in interdisciplinary health care and collaboration-building, along with her innovative approaches to curriculum, will be vitally important as the School of Medicine continues to pursue excellence in education,” said Dean Richardson.

Dr. Bumsted is a member of the M.D. Curriculum Transformation Steering Committee, and chair of the SoM Curriculum Committee’s clinical sciences subcommittee. Since 2007, Dr. Bumsted has been co-course director for Principles of Clinical Medicine, and since 2005, clerkship director for the Pediatrics 1 Core Clerkship. She will continue on a part-time basis her clinical duties as clinical associate professor of pediatrics. She is also interim head of the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine.

The primary responsibilities of the associate dean for UME include working with the dean and senior associate dean for education to develop goals for UME, ensuring that all aspects of the educational program are aligned with the strategic direction of the School of Medicine and OHSU’s Vision 2020. The associate dean for UME also coordinates and supervises all aspects of UME, including curriculum development and review; faculty and preceptor recruitment, retention and development; medical student admissions, recruitment, and advising; and medical student instruction, evaluation, and progress towards degree completion. Funding for this position was made possible, in part, through a reorganization of existing positions and improved efficiency in operations.

“I am honored and really excited to step into this role,” said Dr. Bumsted. “We are fortunate to have exceptional students and extremely dedicated teachers in the School of Medicine. I look forward to helping cultivate a learning environment within the UME program that is unique to Oregon and of utmost benefit to our community.”

Students and colleagues alike have recognized Dr. Bumsted with honors and awards for education and teaching. The School of Medicine M.D. Class of 2013 selected Dr. Bumsted as an “exceptional mentor.” In 2010, she was selected by the graduating class for the Michael Miller Faculty Teaching Award in the Department of Pediatrics. She was also a 2007-08 recipient of a Faculty Excellence in Education Award. Dr. Bumsted’s scholarly work is around helping people understand and overcome generational differences within academic health centers.

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