The Self-Study—a key piece we will submit to the LCME for review—is an assessment of our institutional strengths and challenges, along with strategies on how we can address the identified challenges.

Our Self-Study Task Force, composed of faculty and staff leaders across our school, led this reflective process and developing the Self-Study Report. The Task Force met from May to October 2021, dividing into subcommittees to review evidence around LCME standards within one of five thematic areas: institutional setting and educational resources, faculty, educational programming, and medical students. 

Self-Study Summary Report

With review, approval, and sign-off by all members of the Task Force, the LCME Executive Committee assembled this Self-Study Summary Report. Faculty, staff and students can read the summary report online (Blazer ID and password authentication required.)


Self-Study Task Force Members

Irfan Asif, MD

Irfan Asif, MD

Task Force Chair
Professor and Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine

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Lanita Carter, PhD

Lanita Carter, PhD

Task Force Co-Chair
Director, Medical Education and Student Services, Huntsville Regional Medical Campus
Assistant Professor, Medical Education

Samone Alexander, MBA

Samone Alexander, MBA

Finance Director, Heersink School of Medicine

Mark Bevensee, PhD

Mark Bevensee, PhD

Professor, Department Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
Chair, Medical Education Committee

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Will Brooks, PhD

Will Brooks, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
Director, Gross Anatomy & Surgical Anatomy Labs

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Erica Brown, MEd

Erica Brown, MEd

Program Manager, Office of Diversity & Inclusion: Student Affairs

Mitch Cohen, MD

Mitch Cohen, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics

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Jennie Craft, MPPM

Jennie Craft, MPPM

Director, Graduate Medical Education

Jason Daniel, MBA

Jason Daniel, MBA

Vice President, University of Alabama Health Services Foundation

Renita Daniels

Renita Daniels

MS4, Primary Care Track
Survey Promotion Lead, Independent Student Analysis

Allison Davis, MD

Allison Davis, MD

PGY-3, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Latesha Elopre, MD

Latesha Elopre, MD, MSPH

Assistant Dean, Medical Education Diversity & Inclusion
Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases

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Tony Fargason, MD, MBA

Tony Fargason, MD, MBA

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director & Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Children's of Alabama

Shawn Galin, PhD

Shawn Galin, PhD

Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Director, Office of Standardized Patient Education

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Alice Goepfert, MD

Alice Goepfert, MD

Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education
Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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Caroline Harada, MD

Caroline Harada, MD

Assistant Dean, Community-Engaged Scholarship
Associate Professor, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medicine

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Ramona Hicks, EdD

Ramona Hicks, EdD

Director, Medical Education and Student Services, Montgomery Regional Medical Campus

Aditi Jani, MD

Aditi Jani, MD

PGY-3, Department of Medicine

Gregory Payne, MD, PhD

Gregory Payne, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiovascular Disease
Assistant Director, Medical Scientist Training Program

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Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn

GS2, Medical Scientist Training Program
Co-Chair, Independent Student Analysis

Andrew Sellers, MD

Andrew Sellers, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine

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Grier Stewart, MD

Grier Stewart, MD

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, Tuscaloosa Regional Campus
Associate Professor of Family, Internal, and Rural Medicine

Heather Taylor, MD

Heather Taylor, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Undergraduate Medical Education, Tuscaloosa Regional Campus

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Winter Williams, MD

Winter Williams, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine

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James Willig, MD, MSPH

James Willig, MD, MSPH

Assistant Dean, Clinical Education
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases

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Erin Yarbrough, MBA

Erin Yarbrough, MBA

Associate Vice President of Clinical Operations, UAB Medicine