August 1, 2017
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) has named longtime clinical faculty member and internationally recognized pediatrician Dr. Colin Michie as the next Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Dr. Michie will join AUC’s campus in St. Maarten in September of 2017 where he will focus on delivering the university’s educational mission and academic policies. To provide students and faculty with a smooth leadership transition, he will work closely with Associate Dean Yoshida, who will be stepping down from the same position after 13 years of service, for a full semester.
Dr. Michie brings an extensive career in clinical and academic work. As a senior pediatrician in the United Kingdom (UK) and the former Pediatric Clerkship Director at Ealing Hospital, he developed interdisciplinary bedside training opportunities for junior doctors, midwives, and medical and nursing students at several leading UK teaching hospitals.
Dr. Michie holds faculty appointments at seven institutions, including AUC, where he has served as an Associate Clinical Professor since 2005. Prior to joining AUC as a dean, he worked in the Department of Pediatrics at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London.
As Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Michie will oversee students’ learning outcomes and will work with the Senior Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs to develop programs and initiatives that enhance students’ academic experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. His office will advise students on academic practices and scheduling, and will support the direction of AUC’s orientation and dean’s list programs.
In addition to his new administrative responsibilities, Dr. Michie is delighted to continue his true passion, which is to teach medical students.
Dr. Michie’s appointment comes after an announcement earlier in 2017 to more closely integrate AUC’s medical and clinical sciences programs. That transition began in May with the promotion of Dr. Julie Taylor to Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student affairs. In his new role, Dr. Michie will work closely with Dr. Taylor and other members of the medical school’s leadership team both on and off campus.