October 3, 2014
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) has appointed Julie Taylor, M.D., M.Sc., to the position of senior associate dean for clinical sciences. In this role, Dr. Taylor will oversee the academic components of AUC’s clinical program to ensure academic excellence at all AUC clinical teaching sites.
AUC students are introduced to clinical medicine during their medical sciences years on campus in Sint Maarten. This exposes them to the clinical application of medical sciences in advance of the clinical portion of the program. Students also complete a Transition to Clinical Medicine program prior to beginning clinical rotations at one of AUC’s affiliated teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom.
The expertise Dr. Taylor brings to AUC from her academic experience in clinical curriculum development, together with her interest in teaching medical students about caring for underserved patients, goes hand-in-hand with AUC’s mission to provide a quality medical education while developing empathetic physicians,” said Heidi Chumley, M.D., executive dean and chief academic officer, AUC. “Dr. Taylor will play a significant role in elevating student outcomes and developing strategies to enhance student competitiveness in the U.S. residency match.”
Dr. Taylor earned her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She also holds a master’s degree in epidemiology and biostatistics from Boston University School of Public Health. She completed her residency training in family medicine at the Brown University-affiliated Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket.