Trinity School of Medicine’s Chancellor, Steve Wilson, introduced the current Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Dr. Douglas Skelton, as Trinity’s new Dean in a recent announcement to faculty and students.
As yet another distinguished member of Trinity’s leadership, Dr. Skelton has extensive experience in many aspects of medicine, including 16 years as Dean of Mercer University School of Medicine of Macon, Georgia. Dr. Skelton, an Emory University School of Medicine graduate and later, professor, also served as The Chief of Psychiatry at Grady Hospital as well as Medical Director of the Georgia Mental Health Institute, and Chaired the Georgia State Health Policy Council for 10 years as an appointee of two Georgia Governors.
An aspect of this that will be very beneficial to Trinity is his previous experience as a member of the House of Delegates for the American Medical Association representing the Section on Medical Schools. Chancellor Wilson noted that, "Dr. Skelton served on Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) committees that accredited US medical schools which will serve us well in our future endeavors towards additional accreditations.
Dr. Skelton will serve simultaneously as the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs as well as Dean. Some of his many initiatives in the coming years will be to, "coordinate and direct the Deans in the improvement, revision and evaluation of existing programs as well as in the development of new teaching, scholarship and service initiatives."
Chancellor Wilson also commended Dr. Skelton because, "he will provide leadership qualities and experience that a growing medical school needs to progress and thrive."
Chancellor Wilson closed his announcement with, “We will continue to build on our strong foundation. The next few years will have their share of challenges, but we also have some lofty goals identified in student achievement and faculty expansion. We are fortunate to have Dr. Skelton’s leadership to guide us.”
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