Washington University of St. Louis medical school names senior associate dean of education

The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis appointed Eva Aagaard, MD, senior associate dean for education, effective Sept. 1.

Here are four things to know about Dr. Aagaard.

1. Dr. Aagaard will succeed Alison Whelan, MD, who will leave the university in October to serve as chief medical education officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges.

2. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Aagaard held a number of leadership positions at various institutions, including the American Board of Internal Medicine, the National Board of Medical Examiners and the Society of General Internal Medicine.

3. Dr. Aagaard most recently served as a professor of medicine and associate dean for educational strategy at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora. She was also named director of the university's Academy of Medical Educators, which aims to create and promote teaching excellence and education.

4. She earned her medical degree from Cornell University's Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City in 1995.

"I am excited about working with an outstanding team of leaders and educators … to mold the education and training of students and residents who already possess incredible talent and drive," Dr. Aagaard said. "It is something I am passionate about. I believe Washington University is incredibly well-positioned to lead the nation in the future of medical education."

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