Medical School appoints its first assistant dean for clinical education
Aiming to bridge the gap between medical education and clinical practice, University of Minnesota Medical School leaders have created a new position to address the breach: assistant dean for clinical education.
Anne Pereira, M.D., M.P.H., is the first person charged with the task. A 1995 Medical School alumna, Pereira completed her public health degree with a focus on clinical effectiveness while completing her general internal medicine fellowship at Harvard Medical School. She returned to the University of Minnesota to focus on the growing need for a smooth transition from medical school to clinical practice.
Before assuming her new role in August, Pereira served as program director of the internal medicine residency program at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), program codirector of HCMC’s combined emergency medicine/internal medicine residency program, and assistant chief for education and faculty development in its Department of Medicine.