Curriculum selects new medical student program assistant

Sandra Smith

Sandra Smith has joined the School of Medicine’s curriculum office as the medical student program assistant. She will report to and execute special projects assigned by Stefanie Ellison, M.D., assistant professor of emergency medicine and associate dean for curriculum.

She will also work closely with George Thompson, M.D., associate professor of medical education and research, and Allison Lisle, M.D., assistant professor of pathology and course director for pathology I and II, in the capacity of administrative coordinator for CUES to Medical Communication (CUES) and for the Pathology I & II courses.

Smith worked for 10 years at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. During her final six years there, she was promoted to department administrator and managed the academic and financial aspects for the Psychology Department.

Smith said she came to Kansas City in 2009 to attend a conference, fell in love with the city and decided to make the move to Kansas City upon her youngest child’s high school graduation in June 2011. Smith also has a heart to see youth obtain a strong foundation to succeed in life and has been an active youth leader in her church for several years. In addition, Smith previously volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Essex County, N.J.

For assistance, contact her by phone at 816-235-1718 or by email at


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