The Office of Medical Education is pleased to announce two new educational leaders in the School of Medicine. Please join us in welcoming them to their new roles.
Anastasia Rowland-Seymour, MD has been appointed as the inaugural Assistant Dean for Longitudinal Clinical Programs. In this role, Dr. Rowland-Seymour will oversee the four-year clinical education of our medical students including all pre-clerkship clinical skills development with expansion to improve the curricular programs and assessments of our graduates as they transition from medical school to residency training. This is particularly important given the recent decision to end the USMLE Clinical Skills component. Dr. Rowland-Seymour is an Associate Professor in the Center for Medical Education and faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center. She received her MD degree at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her residency training at Columbia Presbyterian. Following a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, Dr. Rowland-Seymour became Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and joined our faculty of CWRU in 2016. Dr. Rowland-Seymour continues to serve as the Medical Director of the Physician Assistant Program and as Director of Foundations of Clinical Medicine in the Western Reserve2 Curriculum. In addition to her recognized expertise in clinical skills and integrative medicine education, Dr. Rowland-Seymour served as an American Medical Association Health Systems Science Scholar. We look forward to seeing what Dr. Rowland-Seymour will do in this new role.
We also are pleased to announce the appointment of Kelli Qua, PhD, as the director of Medical Education Research and the director of Program Evaluation & CQI. In this role, Dr. Qua is responsible for all aspects of evaluation for the medical education program, overseeing the continuous quality improvement strategies that is essential to our continuing LCME accreditation. As director of Medical Education Research, Dr. Qua will also lead efforts in supporting the academic scholarship in medical education including study designing, grant writing and publications. She will serve as an important resource to the entire community of academic medical educators. Dr. Qua completed her PhD, specializing in evaluation and measurement, at Kent State University and has been serving as a senior Research and evaluation associate in our School of Medicine, working with Medical Education and the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative. Dr. Qua has authored numerous publications and has been recognized for her teaching and faculty development mentorship through adjunct faculty appointments at three different universities and appointment as co-director of our very own Interprofessional Scholars Collaboration in Teaching and Learning. Her research and teaching have also been recognized as she is a two-time winner of the CWRU SOM Scholarship in Teaching Award.
We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Qua and Dr. Rowland-Seymour to these new leadership positions and look forward to all the ways that they will contribute to medical education. We have great expectations for all the great things they will achieve.