2016-2017 Participants


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Keynote Speaker


Dr. Maryellen E. Gusic has extensive experience in administrative leadership with a career and scholarly focus in education and professional development.  Most recently, she served as the Chief Medical Education Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) where she was responsible for initiatives to advance competency-based education, interprofessional education and the implementation of programming for educators, educational researchers and educational administrative leaders.  Prior to joining the AAMC, she served as the Executive Associate Dean for Educational Affairs at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM).  She joined the faculty at IUSM after more than a decade at the Penn State College of Medicine where she served as the inaugural Associate Dean for Clinical Education and directed/co-directed professional development programs for faculty including Penn State’s Junior Faculty Development Program.

Dr. Gusic’s engagement in national professional organizations and educational associations align with her commitment to educational innovation and the professional development of academic faculty.  She is a faculty member for the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program and oversees the curriculum for the mentored institutional action project component of the program.  She is the immediate Past-President of the Academic Pediatric Association and co-directed the organization’s Educational Scholars Program for almost a decade.  In addition, she has served as the chair of an AAMC Task Force on the Evaluation of Educators and of the Research in Medical Education Program Planning Committee.

Dr. Gusic has presented over two hundred peer-reviewed and invited professional development sessions at national and international meetings and as a visiting professor.  Her peer-reviewed educational publications and presentations have focused on evaluating educational scholarship and promoting the academic advancement of faculty and measuring the impact of professional development programs and mentoring.

A graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Gusic is a general pediatrician.  She completed her residency training at Boston Children’s Hospital.