INDIANAPOLIS — Effective today, June 19, 2014, Maryellen E. Gusic, M.D., is stepping down as the Executive Associate Dean of Educational Affairs of the Indiana University School of Medicine. She will assume the position of Chief Medical Education Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) beginning October 1, 2014. Between now and the start of her new position, Dr. Gusic will remain on the faculty of the School of Medicine as a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and will assist Dean Hess or his designee in ensuring a smooth transition of current initiatives across the educational mission.
“I have greatly valued my time at the IU School of Medicine and have appreciated the opportunity to work with colleagues who care deeply about ensuring the same quality of education for learners at all of our campuses and in all of our learning environments. Our system is complex and change requires the enthusiasm and commitment of colleagues from across the School. I am honored to now have the opportunity to further contribute by participating in national efforts to transform health professions education and to collaborate with an extensive network of educators and leaders to advance education across the continuum in my new position at the AAMC,” Gusic said.
Gusic joined the leadership team of the School of Medicine in 2010 and has overseen efforts to transform the curriculum and expand the clinical learning opportunities for students across IU School of Medicine’s nine campus system. She has been the principal investigator on innovative educational grants from the American Medical Association and from the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration and a leader of efforts to establish the Indiana University Center for Interprofessional Health Education and Practice.
“We have greatly appreciated Dr. Gusic’s contributions to the educational mission of the IU School of Medicine,” said Dr. Jay Hess, dean of the IU School of Medicine. “In addition, she has led initiatives that have allowed us to participate in important national programs to advance the training of health professionals. The IU School of Medicine wishes Dr. Gusic all the best in her new position.”