By Wendy Sarubbi | October 1, 2010 12:00 am

The UCF College of Medicine now has two assistant deans for medical education. Dr. Jonathan Kibble is the newest assistant dean, with responsibility over basic science education and how it is integrated into all four years of the M.D. program. Dr. Kibble joins Dr. Lori Boardman, who was appointed to assistant dean in August. Dr. Boardman has oversight over the clinical science content of the four-year curriculum.

“Basic science and clinical skills are interwoven in our integrated curriculum,” said Dr. Richard Peppler, associate dean for faculty and academic affairs. “I am delighted that together, Drs. Kibble and Boardman will use their expertise to create a four-year medical education program that will prepare skilled doctors for the 21st century.”

Kibble, Ph.D., has served as an associate professor of Physiology and a faculty member for the “Structure and Function” first-year module. He is the author of a 2009 textbook called “Medical Physiology, The Big Picture” published by McGraw-Hill Medical and his research is focused on developing active learning approaches to medical education. He received his doctorate from the University of Manchester, UK and was the secretary of the American Physiological Society’s Teaching Section and an Associate Editor for Advances in Physiology Education. For the past two years, Dr. Kibble has served as the chair of the Program Evaluation Subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee.

Dr. Boardman’s specialty is obstetrics and gynecology, and she received her M.D. at Columbia University. Before being named assistant dean, Dr. Boardman was professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the College of Medicine and director of the second-year course on Endocrine and Reproductive Systems. She was director of the M-3/M-4 curriculum and also directed the college’s clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She provides patient care at UCF Student Health Services.

Drs. Kibble and Boardman join another new assistant dean, whose appointment with the College of Medicine began this summer. Dr. Juan Cendan is the new assistant dean for simulation and medical director of the college’s Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. A surgeon by specialty, Dr. Cendan received his M.D. at the University of Florida. Dr. Cendan maintained a private surgical practice in Gainesville for four years before returning to the academic environment at the UF College of Medicine, where he became assistant dean for simulation and medical director of UF’s Clinical Skills and Simulation Center.

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