Mark   Quirk EdD

Senior Associate Dean, Medical Education

As senior associate dean of curriculum and faculty development, Dr. Quirk provides vision and oversight for all forms of curriculum and faculty development, including determining appropriate support, resources and programming.

Dr. Quirk is a renowned medical education expert. He has been part of the University of Massachusetts Medical School since 1978, serving most recently as professor and associate chair of family medicine and community health and the assistant dean for academic achievement. He directed the medical school’s Center for Clinical Communication and Performance Outcomes, the Center for Academic Achievement, and the Clinical Faculty Development Center—a 16 school collaborative devoted to teaching and learning medicine. From 2012-14, he served as vice president for medical education outcomes for the American Medical Association.

He has published two books, and more than 70 articles on medical education and behavioral science research. He is the 2006 recipient of the national Excellence in Education Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the 2009 recipient of the Lamar Soutter Award for Excellence in Medical Education at UMass Medical School.