Keynote Presentation: Opportunities in Health
Professions Education: How to Evolve as Health
Alison J. Whelan, MD, FACP, Chief Academic Officer, AAMC
May 5th, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:15pm
CME Credit available for this presentation see information below
Alison J. Whelan, MD, FACP
Chief Academic Officer
Alison J. Whelan, MD oversees efforts that prepare and assist deans, faculty leaders, educators, and future
physicians for the challenges of 21st century academic medicine. She leads a staff that addresses critical
medical school data, administrative, and operational issues; explores new models of successful mission
alignment; focuses on key student and faculty issues; transforms current models of education and workforce preparation across the full continuum of medical education; and supports medical school accreditation activities.
Alison joined the AAMC as chief medical education officer in 2016. Previously, Dr. Whelan served as Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She held multiple education roles: course director, clerkship director, curriculum dean and ultimately was appointed the inaugural Senior Associate Dean for Education. In this role she oversaw the continuum of medical education from medical school admissions through CME. Dr. Whelan continued both clinical care and research involvement until she left Washington University. She created and ran the hereditary cancer clinic, co-ran an interdisciplinary Marfan clinic, was co-director of the Siteman Cancer Center Hereditary Cancer Research Core, and served five years on the Siteman Cancer Center Executive Committee.
Dr. Whelan received her bachelor’s degree from Carleton College in 1981. She earned her medical degree from Washington University in 1986 and completed her postgraduate work and residency at the former Barnes Hospital, now Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Whelan is an internist and clinical geneticist.
CME Credit Information
(1) Understand ways in which COVID-19 and other significant recent events have changed medical education
(2) Describe core competencies that are important across the health professions
(3) Recognize ways in which we can encourage and support learners across the health professions
Dr. Whelan and the planning committee members have disclosed they have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
Eastern Virginia Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Eastern Virginia Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.