Department of Medicine


Dexter Academy

Recognizing excellence in medical education

With the Support and approval from Department Chairman Mark W. Geraci, this new academy was created to assemble a core nucleus of accomplished clinical teachers, medical education scholars and experienced mentors in the Department to advance medical education.


The academy has the following missions:

  • Professional development of clinical faculty (including fellows and senior residents with plans for an academic career focused on medical education)
  • Support and promote educational innovations and scholarship
  • Facilitate collegial exchange and collaboration
  • Provide career advice and mentoring
  • Serve as a forum to formally recognize excellence in medical education

The formation of this Academy would not be possible without the generous philanthopic support from Richard N. Dexter, MD, professor emeritus of medicine in our Department and Division of Endocrinology. Thus, this Academy is named to honor Dr. Dexter and his steadfast support of the medical education mission.

Academy Membership

Under the direction of Robert Vu, MD, the academy boasts membership of leaders from across the Indiana University School of Medicine along with veteran faculty members.