Susan Skochelak, MD, MPH serves as the group vice president for Medical Education at the American Medical Association. The office of the group vice president includes the divisions of undergraduate, graduate and continuing professional education; the staff support for the AMA Council on Medical Education and the AMA Section on Medical Schools; and the AMA Center to Transform Medical Education. One of her many areas of responsibility includes leading the AMA strategic initiative “Accelerating change in medical education.”

Prior to joining the AMA in 2009, Dr. Skochelak served as the senior associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where she was a tenured professor of family medicine. A nationally recognized authority in medical education, Dr. Skochelak pioneered new models for community-based and interdisciplinary medical education. She initiated new programs in rural, urban and global health, and led the development of a new master of public health degree. Dr. Skochelak is actively involved in medical education research and has been the principal investigator for more than $18 million in grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and private foundations.

Recent Posts by Susan Skochelak

Transforming The Way We Train Future Physicians

Rapid changes in health care require a transformation in the way future physicians are trained. They will need to be able to navigate new and increasingly complicated health information technologies, understand, and use advances in personalized medicine and many will need to know how to lead...

February 5, 2013Health Professionals