Buckley gets permanent medical school position

posted October 24th, 2008

EdBuckleyEd Buckley, who is professor of pediatrics and ophthalmology and chief of the Pediatric Ophthalmology Service, has been named to the permanent position of the School of Medicine’s vice dean for medical education.

Buckley has been interim vice dean for the past 24 months.

The vice dean for medical education is responsible for the educational quality of the medical doctor program, the physician assistant program, pathologists assistant program and the doctor of physical therapy program.

“Ed has done a superb job and I feel fortunate that he will continue to be part of our team,” said Nancy Andrews, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the School of Medicine.

Buckley also will continue to oversee the admissions office, the curriculum office, student affairs, the medical center library and anatomical gifts.

Since 2002, he has been involved in developing and maintaining the medical school curriculum through his roles as chair of the curriculum committee, associate dean for undergraduate medical education and as a member of the admissions executive committee.

Recently, Buckley has been instrumental in preparations for a new learning center, initiating dialogue with students, faculty and staff to learn their ideas and needs for the new building, which is intended to provide much-needed space for education, research and collaboration.

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