Brenda Rogers, M.D., ’90, associate dean of student affairs, has been selected to serve as vice chair of a national group of institutions across the country that offer a combined Baccalaureate-M.D. degree program.
The National Group on Combined BA/MD Programs was formed to help identify and resolve key challenges faced by combined degree programs, conduct cross-institutional research projects that capitalize on the unique of experiences of these programs, and offer consultation to schools interested in starting a combined degree program. The group meets each fall in conjunction with the Association of American Medical Colleges annual meeting to examine a substantive educational issue of interest to the group and to conduct group business.
The UMKC School of Medicine is one of 25 founding members of the group.
As vice chair, Rogers will serve as the group’s secretary and be responsible for the substantive session of the Fall meeting. She will serve a four-year term, progressing annually through the offices of vice chair, chair-elect, chair, and past chair.
Rogers joined the School of Medicine faculty in 2000 as a docent and has served on the School’s Council on Evaluation. She has served as medical director for the Children’s Mercy Hospital Family Health partners as clinic director of the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Resident Ambulatory Clinic.
Louise Arnold, Ph.D., associate dean for research in medical education and director of the Office of Medical Education and Research, served as the founding chair of the national group.