A gifted teacher touches the lives not only of his or her students, but of those who will someday benefit from what those students learn. Our alumni tell great stories about professors whose methods of instruction may have varied, but who shared a commitment to preparing highly skilled, intellectually curious, and deeply compassionate physicians.
I am pleased to announce that a truly gifted teacher takes a new role with the School of Medicine today. Craig J. Hoesley, M.D., professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, has been named Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Chair of the Department of Medical Education. Dr. Hoesley replaces H. Hughes Evans, M.D., Ph.D., who is leaving UAB this summer after 28 years of service.
In his new role, Dr. Hoesley will oversee all aspects of medical education—including the offices of Medical Student Services, Undergraduate Medical Education, our Medical Scientist Training Program, Graduate Medical Education, and Continuing Medical Education—as well as student services for our four campuses (Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa). He’ll also oversee all strategic education initiatives and ensure the school is in compliance with accreditation standards, a task for which he is well prepared, as he served on the team that successfully guided our School through LCME re-accreditation in 2014.
Dr. Hoesley came to UAB in 1992 as an internal medicine resident, serving as Chief Medical Resident under Dr. William E. Dismukes and Dr. William J. Koopman—two legendary teachers—before completing a fellowship in infectious diseases. He joined the SOM faculty in 1999, achieving the rank of full professor in 2009. He directed internal medicine clerkships for seven years, and was named Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education in 2008. Since then, Dr. Hoesley has overseen our preclinical and clinical curriculum. His research interests include the development of a microbicide to prevent transmission of HIV.
Dr. Hoesley’s expertise will further our mission to train future generations of excellent physicians, scientists, and clinician-scientists. He is the kind of teacher many of us remember as having a powerful influence on our careers and our lives. Please join me in wishing him every success. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., FACS
Senior Vice President for Medicine and Dean
James C. Lee Endowed Chair