Created by four medical students in January, Detour works with Medical Student Services to provide academic and emotional support to struggling students.
Kevin J. Leon, M.D., associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, has been named the associate dean for Undergraduate Medical Education.
Leaders in the UAB School of Medicine recognize this and have formally established learning communities, small groups led by faculty mentors that serve as a home base for students throughout their medical school career.
Nicholas Van Wagoner, M.D., Ph.D. recently joined the Department of Medical Student Services as assistant dean for students.
Young will develop partnerships with undergraduate students and programs to help those students be more competitive in applying to medical school.