International Leaders Join UK-Track Program
Dr. Charlotte Rhodes will transition to a new leadership role as Academic Lead at UCLan for our UK-Track program. She will relocate from Sint Maarten to the UK later next month to assume her position on November 4th.
As Academic Lead, Dr. Rhodes will join UCLan’s School of Medicine Executive Team and will play a key role in the development and strategic direction of the UK-Track. She will have oversight of all basic medical sciences (semesters 1-5) and will be responsible for the academic leadership and operational management of the program’s resources, staff, quality assurance, and financial performance.
Dr. Rhodes’s presence in the UK will undoubtedly benefit our joint program. She has over 15 years’ experience in higher education and extensive expertise in human anatomy and developmental biology. Since January 2015, she has served as a fulltime faculty member on our Sint Maarten campus and is currently the First Semester Lead and Associate Professor of Anatomy and Embryology. In addition to her leadership and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Rhodes oversees the Anatomy Teaching Assistant Program and serves as the Anatomy Course Director.
Although Dr. Rhodes will relocate to Preston, she will continue to support and contribute to the ongoing medical science curricular improvements currently underway in Sint Maarten through an adjunct faculty appointment. In this capacity, she will also work closely with Sint Maarten colleagues to support our current first semester students, including the transition of her teaching duties and First Semester Lead responsibilities.
Dr. Rhodes is no stranger to the UK having earned her Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Developmental Biology at University College London, her Doctor of Philosophy in Developmental Biology and Embryology at the University of Nottingham, and her Certificate in Medical Education at the University of Dundee. Her previous academic roles include positions as Academic Reviewer and Medical Education Researcher for the University of Manitoba’s Human Anatomy Department, the Developmental Anatomy Course Director and Associate Professor at the University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kitts, and Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology and Embryology at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica.
AUC has hired Dr. Andrew Francis Ginty as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the UK-Track program. He will officially start on November 4th and will be based out of the UCLan campus in Preston, UK.
As Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ginty will lead all UK-Track program activities with a primary focus on academic operations, including academic policies, calendars and course schedules, student progression and promotion, and USMLE preparation. He will work hand in hand with students to provide academic guidance and counseling and will develop individualized plans to support their academic progress and success. Dr. Ginty will work closely with Dr. Colin Michie, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in Sint Maarten, to deliver a consistent and comparable academic program for our UK-Track students and will liaise with Dr. Rhodes and the Office of Student Affairs to strengthen their student experience.
Dr. Ginty comes to AUC from UCLan where he is currently the Phase 1 Lead for Medicine for the university’s 5-year international MBBS program and Anatomy Lecturer. He is a member of the Medicine Senior Management Team and serves on the Learning and Teaching Sub-committee, Medicine Staff-Student Liaison Committee, and Medicine Academic Committee. In total, Dr. Ginty has more than 25 years’ teaching experience—12 of those with UCLan, including the setting up of the new UCLan Dental School BDS program in 2007. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Anatomy at the University of Liverpool, his Postgraduate Certificate in Education at The Open University, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Bone Cell Biology from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Liverpool.
Dr. Ginty will be an important addition to AUC’s four-year academic and student affairs team, led by Dr. Julie Taylor, Chief Academic Officer and Senior Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs.