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Amanda Benaderet, MD, MPH, has been appointed as the assistant dean for curriculum, Phase 2.

Welcome Amanda Benaderet, MD, MPH, New Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education Phase 2 Curriculum

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Amanda Benaderet, MD, MPH, has been appointed as the assistant dean for curriculum, Phase 2.

Dr. Benaderet is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis. She also serves as the assistant statewide course director and Indianapolis site leader for Foundations of Clinical Practice, a course director for Fundamentals of Health and Disease, a co-director for the Public Health Scholarly Concentration, and is the co-chair of the Academic Standards Committee (ASC).

After earning her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Indiana University in Bloomington, Dr. Benaderet earned her Master of Public Health at Indiana University Department of Public Health in Indianapolis in 2003, followed by her MD at IU School of Medicine in 2008. She completed pediatric residency training at University of Alabama at Birmingham/Children’s of Alabama. She subsequently completed one year of pediatric endocrinology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and later joined their clinical faculty as an attending pediatric hospitalist. She returned to her home state of Indiana in 2013 to join the faculty at IU School of Medicine as a member of the pediatric hospitalist group at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

Dr. Benaderet holds membership as a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and belongs to the AAP Section of Hospital Medicine. She is also a member of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), the Directors of Clinical Skills Education (DOCS), and the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs (GEA).

Over the past 10 years as an IU School of Medicine faculty member, Dr. Benaderet has pursued a diverse array of clinical, educational, leadership, mentoring, curriculum development, research, and administrative opportunities. She recruited, interviewed, or mentored students, pediatric residents, pediatric hospital medicine fellows and faculty. Dr. Benaderet also participated in the Clinician Educator Training Pathway (CETP) program, taught in the pediatrics clerkship, and hosted rotating residents and fellows. She prides herself on consistently creating a safe and inclusive learning environment and a respectful place for ideas to be shared by students, faculty, and staff.

In her new role, she and the Phase 2 team will benefit from her former involvement with the Student Promotion Committee (SPC), the Faculty Steering Committee (FSC), the Clinical Component Committee (CCC), and the Foundations of Clinical Practice (FCP). Additionally, she is a member of the Curriculum Council Steering Committee (CCSC) and the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) Operations and Steering Committees. She has built relationships with the curricular deans and directors, curricular specialists, curricular committee co-chairs, clerkship and course directors, as well as the Educational Affairs Data Analytics (EDA) Team. She brings to this role insight into the interconnectedness of all three curricular phases at IU School of Medicine and considerations for effective curriculum delivery at all nine campuses. According to Dr. Benaderet, her increasing involvement with curriculum development, curricular governance, student remediation, and course administration has been particularly rewarding, and she is eager to make even greater contributions to the school's educational mission. We are excited to welcome Dr. Benaderet to our MSE Leadership Team.

Dr. Benaderet follows Dr. Jennifer Schwartz, who championed this Phase 2 role for the last seven years. Dr. Schwartz has assumed the role of associate dean for Continuing Education in Healthcare Professions (CEHP) and was also recently appointed the interim division chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology with the Department of Medicine. She did an amazing job in her role on the Phase 2 curriculum team and has helped the school to reach its highest level of outcome and satisfaction ever, as evidenced by internal and external data these last few years (ISA, S3, AAMC GQ, NBME results, etc.). She also created the clerkship leader summit, which is now in its eighth year. Our MSE team will greatly miss her and wishes her the best in her new role at IU School of Medicine.
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