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Week of March 29, 2021

Interim Associate Dean for Medical Education Sarita Warrier, MD, has assumed leadership of the Office of Medical Education and is working daily with her team and Associate Dean for Student Affairs Roxanne Vrees to ensure that all important services remain in place for our students, as follows:  

  • For the Class of 2024, the remainder of the curriculum for this academic year is moving forward as planned under the direction of Dean Luba Dumenco and Dean Thais Mather, summer research funding awards will be announced shortly, and plans are underway for the fall 2021 semester. 
  • For the Class of 2023, USMLE Step 1 preparation continues to move forward and plans have been solidified for the transition to the clinical clerkships, including credentialing, fit-testing and ACLS training. Dean Warrier will now chair the Clerkship Directors Committee, which has its next meeting on April 12, to ensure that the transition to Year 3 is seamless.  
  • For the Class of 2022, Dean Vrees oversees the process for away rotations, as per the guidelines issued by the Coalition for Physician Accountability, and the Office of Student Affairs will be in touch as we prepare for the next residency application process. 
  • For the Class of 2021, congratulations on the Match – it was another successful year with so many of our students advancing to residencies in many of the top residency programs in the United States, including in Rhode Island. The Office of Records and Registration, under the overall guidance of Dean Vrees, has assigned high priority to ensure that all students will be cleared for graduation and have met all graduation requirements.
  • For students in the Primary Care-Population Medicine (PC-PM) Program, the Executive Committee has met and Dr. Michael Mello, a national leader in emergency medicine, has agreed to be a co-course leader for the Leadership Course in Year 2. He will work with others in the medical school and health systems to ensure that this course continues to meet its high standards to prepare the PC-PM students for future leadership roles in medicine.

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