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June 22, 2016 - Dr. T.J. Hundley Appointed Assistant Dean for Medical Education, Student Affairs

hundley.jpgDr. T.J. Hundley recently was appointed assistant dean for medical education and student affairs at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

“Dr. Hundley is an outstanding clinical educator and mentor for our students,” said Dr. Susan LeDoux, associate dean for medical education and student affairs at USA. “He is consistently recognized with teaching awards both individually and for the Internal Medicine Clerkship, which he directs. Additionally, he has played an important leadership role in our curriculum redesign as chair of the Clerkship Directors Subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee.”

Dr. Hundley, who also serves as associate professor of internal medicine at the USA College of Medicine and associate program director for the internal medicine residency program, will be responsible for overseeing the curriculum for the third year of the undergraduate medical education program as well as assisting in curriculum development across the entire four-year program.

“I hope to continue to develop and implement innovative educational strategies in the third year of medical school. Our goal is to continue to prepare students to be successful as they move on into residency,” Dr. Hundley said. “I look forward to working with students and faculty as we continue to prepare students to be successful life-long learners and leaders in today's health care environment.”

Last month, Dr. Hundley was honored with a teaching award at the TeamUSA Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) annual celebration of success for his accomplishments with the TeamUSA QEP. Dr. Hundley participated in USA’s initial launch of the TeamUSA Quality Enhancement plan in 2012.

Dr. Hundley earned both his bachelor of science degree in biomedical sciences and his medical degree from USA. In addition, he completed residency training in internal medicine at USA, where he served as chief medical resident. Dr. Hundley joined the USA faculty in 2008 as an assistant professor of internal medicine and was later promoted to associate professor.

Dr. Hundley said he was very fortunate to have been a student and resident at USA. “The education and mentorship were excellent, and it has played a pivotal role in being where I am today,” he said. “I am excited about the opportunity to help serve the institution that has been generous to me and my family. Moving forward, I hope to help students the way faculty helped me.”

“T.J. is an outstanding faculty member and a rising star in the field of medical education," said Dr. Samuel J. Strada, dean of the USA College of Medicine. "I expect him to play a significant and greater role in our educational program in future years.”

Medical students have awarded Dr. Hundley with the Red Sash Award, which is given to those faculty members who students believe have had the most meaningful impact on their medical education. He has received numerous awards including Best Overall Clinical Educator, Best Clinical Teacher, Best Clerkship Director, Best Third-Year Clerkship, and the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.

Dr. Hundley serves on several USA College of Medicine committees. He is a member of the Student Affairs Taskforce; faculty representative of the USACOM Medical Executive Committee; chair of the Scholarship Committee and the Clerkship Directors Committee; member of the USA College of Medicine Curriculum Committee; and member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee. He is faculty advisor for the ACP Internal Medicine Interest Group.

Dr. Hundley also is involved in regional and national committees, including the Governor’s Council of the American College of Physicians - Alabama Chapter and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), where he serves as USA’s institutional representative to the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies for the AAMC.

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