May 23, 2022

Maycock named 2022 Dean’s Excellence Award winner in Service

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Maycock 4 5 1Tiffani Maycock, D.O., associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and director of the UAB Selma Family Medicine Residency Program, has been awarded the 2022 Dean’s Excellence Award in Service.  

As director of the Selma Family Medicine Residency, Maycock has been instrumental in educating the next generation of family medicine physicians in an unopposed residency program that has operated for over 40 years and offers residents a completely rural experience, one of only a few such programs in the country. Under Maycock’s leadership, residents in the program have achieved a 100% board pass rate and 33% of the graduates have remained in Alabama over the last five years. 

Maycock and the Selma program have played a key role in efforts to build up the healthcare workforce in rural areas.  As such, she was chosen to serve on the Board of Directors of the Rural Training Track Collaborative, which provides mutual encouragement, peer learning, practice improvement, and technical expertise in support of a quality rural workforce. Maycock has also been instrumental in the establishment of hospitalist service at the program’s site hospital, Vaughan Regional Medical Center, where she serves as hospitalist director and is on the Medical Executive Committee. 

When COVID-19 hit, Maycock helped lead Selma’s response, working with colleagues, residents and community leaders to organize testing and vaccination sites, provide education about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccination and accommodate high patient volume during each surge. 

Maycock is an alumna of the Morehouse School of Medicine Faculty Development Program, the Huntsville Connect Young Professional Leadership Program and the American Family Medicine Residency Director’s National Institute for Program Director Development. She earned her medical degree, master of science and osteopathic manipulative medicine undergraduate fellowship from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Nationally, she has given lectures for the Rural Prep Grand Rounds lecture series to rural training programs and is currently serving on the board of directors of the American Board of Family Medicine. 

“We are so fortunate to have Dr. Maycock as a faculty colleague and leader of our Selma Family Medicine Residency,” said Irfan Asif, M.D., chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, associate dean for primary care and rural health and director of UAB’s primary care service line. “She has had a tremendous impact on the residents and the community that she works so hard to serve, and has been a consistent leader in efforts to improve health care access, particularly in rural areas. I am proud to work with her, and to see her work recognized with this award.”