Dr. Terrence E. Steyer, associate professor of family medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and a national leader in medical education, has been named founding chair of the department of clinical sciences at the Medical College of Georgia/University of Georgia Medical Partnership in Athens.
Steyer assumes the role Nov. 1, and will be responsible for building a collaborative, interdisciplinary clinical science department and supporting the development of a contemporary clinical curriculum.
He also will oversee clinical research at the new campus, whose inaugural class of 40 students will matriculate in fall 2010.
“I am honored to be named the founding chair of clinical sciences for the MCG/UGA Medical Partnership,” said Steyer.
“I look forward to working with the medical community, both in Northeast Georgia and Augusta, and to developing collaborative relationships that will allow us to educate the next generation of physicians for the state.”
Steyer is president of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and chair of the society’s Leadership Development Special Workgroup.
He has served as a member of the society’s Special Task Force for Implementation of the Future of Family Medicine and co-chairs its Providing a Sufficient Family Medicine Workforce Workgroup.
Steyer has served as the society’s liaison to the American Academy of Family Physicians Commission on Government Affairs from 2004-2008 during which time he also served as convener of the Academic Family Medicine Advocacy Committee.