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    MedEdSCHOLAR: Fostering Diverse Leaders in Medical Education

    The MedEdSCHOLAR program cultivates scholarly expertise and leadership skills among early-career faculty and new scholars in medical education. The program offers targeted mentorship and professional development opportunities, with a particular emphasis on individuals from backgrounds historically underrepresented in medicine and academic publishing.

    The two-year program aims to help mentees:

    • Gain exposure to the scholarly editorial process.
    • Build valuable networks with medical education scholars.
    • Increase visibility within the academic medicine community.
    • Receive formal mentorship from experienced scholars.

    2024-2025 MedEdSCHOLAR cohort:

    Nicole Findlay, MD, MPH, FACOG
    Assistant Professor
    Director of Obstetrics-Gynecology
    Simulation Education
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine

    Kiani Anela Gardner, PhD
    Assistant Professor of the Practice of Medical Education 
    Duke University School of Medicine

    Ashley K. Mitchell, DrPH, MSPH
    Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Education
    Morehouse School of Medicine

    Kelvin L. Pollard II, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Associate Program Director
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine

    Rosaysela Santos, PhD
    Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Science 
    Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

    Anna-Kay Thomas, EdD
    Director of Medical Education 
    Cooper Medical School of Rowan University