By Wendy Sarubbi | September 13, 2011 9:47 am

Andrea Berry, the College of Medicine’s director of faculty development, was recently appointed to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Research in Medical Education (RIME) Faculty Development subcommittee. The RIME Faculty Development group is instrumental in developing programs to support educational scholarship and dissemination efforts at a national and regional level.

Specific goals for the group include:

  • Continuing scholarship and application of new knowledge.
  • Improving the quality of training in medical education research and fostering the continued development of researchers.
  • Facilitating collaboration among individuals representing a broad range of disciplines who contribute to scholarship in medical education.
  • Facilitating the exchange of research findings, disseminating the results of this research and encouraging their application to educational practice.


In her role, Andrea will lead the RIME Abstract Reviewers Program by developing a cadre of reviewers and a framework by which they can effectively evaluate proposals for national meetings. She will also participate in the RIME mentoring program and faculty recruitment efforts for the group.

“It is an honor and thrill to be selected for the RIME Faculty Development subcommittee,” Andrea said. “I hope to create a bridge between national educational research experts and College of Medicine faculty to support our ongoing educational scholarship efforts.” Andrea will participate in committee activities at the upcoming AAMC annual meeting in Denver.

Andrea also recently presented a poster on introducing medical students to the business side of medicine during their preclinical Practice of Medicine module. Her poster presentation to the International Association of Medical Science Educators annual meeting in St. Petersburg highlighted the College of Medicine’s innovative curriculum that helps students develop progressively sophisticated insights into the business side of medical practice.

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