Kimberly Kirkland, PsyD
Kimberly Kirkland, PsyD, is the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. In this role, Dr. Kirkland provides oversight for Student Affairs and Wellness Counseling across AUC’s 4-year program and leads AUC THRIVE, the university’s wellbeing initiative. She also serves as Chair of AUC’s Admissions Committee. Dr. Kirkland is committed to student success throughout their medical school training and is always available for support and guidance around any non-academic issues that arise.
Dr. Kirkland is a practicing clinical neuropsychologist with specialty training and experience in forensic psychology. Dr. Kirkland has been affiliated with AUC since 2004 when she began serving as a visiting faculty member teaching Behavioral Science. She was previously employed as a neuropsychologist at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where she worked closely with cardiothoracic surgeons monitoring the cognitive outcomes of cardiac surgery patients. Dr. Kirkland is a contributing editor for PsycCRITIQUES, a full-text database of the American Psychological Association, where she regularly contributes scholarly reviews of current psychological texts and psychologically-relevant films. She is active in medical education research with focus on student engagement, resiliency, and preadmission predictors of medical school success.
Dr. Kirkland earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with concentration in neuropsychology from the Georgia School of Psychology of Argosy University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. She resides in Florida with frequent visits to the Sint Maarten Campus and Clinical Sites around the US and UK.