Joy Checa, MD, MSc, MBA
Dr. Checa oversees the academic aspects of clinical sciences, including running the Transition to Clinical Sciences program, updating the centralized clinical sciences curriculum, and contributing to various accreditation initiatives. Previously, she served as Assistant Dean, Academic and Student Affairs, working across all four years of AUC’s program to build bridges between academic and student affairs leaders and initiatives, with a focus on two major areas: 1) designing new initiatives to support students’ academic success, with particular emphasis on core clerkships, electives, and high stakes examinations (including NBME and USLME Step 2) and 2) further strengthening the student experience at AUC, with significant focus on the transition from medical sciences to clinical sciences.
Dean Checa is a 2013 graduate of AUC who helped to found the Transition to Clinical Sciences program and now supervises the Clinical Education Fellows. She lives in Texas and has expertise in international medical education.