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    MERC Steering Committee

    The MERC Steering Committee sets the agenda for the MERC program and provides overall guidance to AAMC staff about the conduct and direction of the MERC program.

    Committee members provide advice about:

    • The vision for and general direction of the MERC program
    • Program content
    • Faculty participants
    • Sustainability (business models)

    Committee members are expected to attend scheduled meetings that occur once each year. In addition, participation in conference calls is expected. Committee members are nominated by their GEA regions. Committee members serve staggered two year terms and this includes the option for a one year renewal.


    Jean Bailey, PhD
    Associate Dean for Faculty Development
    Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine


    Christopher J. Mooney, PhD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry


    Beth Bierer, PhD
    Professor of Medicine
    Director, Assessment and Evaluation
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

    Thomas Delaney, PhD
    Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
    University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine

    Dana Larsen, MD
    Assistant Professor, Medicine
    University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

    Cayla R. Teal, PhD, MA
    Assistant Dean
    University of Kansas Medical Center

    Britta Thompson, MS, PhD
    Associate Dean for Student Assessment and Program Evaluation
    Penn State College of Medicine

    AAMC Staff

    Nesha Brown
    Senior Program Specialist, Educational Affairs