By Christin Senior | April 15, 2024 3:37 pm

Dr. Marcy Verduin, the UCF College of Medicine’s associate dean for students and professor of psychiatry, is the new President-Elect of the American College of Psychiatrists, a not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting the highest standards in psychiatry.

The college comprises more than 750 psychiatrists who have demonstrated excellence in the field of psychiatry, and achieved national recognition in clinical practice, research, academic leadership or teaching. A President-elect, Dr. Verduin will work with other members of the College’s Board of Regents to provide strategic leadership and oversight for the programs and future direction of the organization.

“It’s an incredible honor to be elected to serve as president-elect of the American College of Psychiatrists,” Dr. Verduin said. “I’m humbled that my peers would choose me to represent them.  I look forward to the opportunity to continue the work of this task force this year and implement some of the important strategies and changes identified as critical in advancing the work of the college.”

Dr. Verduin has served on the College’s Board of Regents for several years and was recently the co-chair of the Strategic Planning Task Force. 

Dr. Verduin has served in several leadership positions regionally and nationally. She is currently the Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Student Affairs. She is a past president of the Association for Academic Psychiatry, Past Chair of the AAMC’s Southern GSA, and has served as a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Addiction Psychiatry Milestones 2.0 Work Group. She is also the book editor for the Journal of Psychiatric Practice.

A founding faculty member at UCF’s medical school, Dr. Verduin joined the College of Medicine in 2007 as director for the Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare Module and director of the psychiatry clerkship. She played an integral role in the development of the curriculum across the four-year educational program.  In 2008, she was appointed as assistant dean for students, then associate dean in 2010.

Currently a consulting psychiatrist at UCF Health, Dr. Verduin first discovered her passion for psychiatry and working with marginalized populations while in medical school at the University of Florida.

After receiving her M.D., she went on to the Medical University of South Carolina and completed her psychiatry residency and later a post-doctoral research fellowship and an addiction psychiatry fellowship.

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