Seibert Named Fellow in Group on Development of Women Leaders in Medicine
Madison, Wisconsin - Dr. Christie Seibert, associate dean for medical education at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), has been named a fellow in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women, or ELAM.
The ELAM fellowship prepares senior women faculty at schools of medicine, dentistry and public health to “effect sustained positive change as institutional leaders.” The intensive yearlong curriculum offers numerous opportunities and resources to enhance skills and visibility as an academic leader.
“Dr. Seibert is an extremely productive educator and a highly-respected leader,” says Dr. Robert Golden, dean of the School of Medicine and Public Health. “The additional skills and experiences she will gain through participation in the ELAM program will help her fulfill her potential as a national leader in teaching and learning.”
Seibert is responsible for the overall development, management and evaluation of the school’s four-year MD curriculum. Among other things, she oversees all required medical student courses and clerkships, including clinical skills training that utilizes the state-of-the-art Clinical Teaching and Assessment Center, and one of longest-standing standardized patient programs in the country.
Seibert has made many national presentations, has published widely on various topics related to teaching medical students, and had been recognized locally and nationally with several teaching awards and honors.
More than 700 senior women leaders have participated in the ELAM program since its inception in 1995. Seibert joins an elite group of seven other School of Medicine and Public Health leaders who have completed the program.
The School of Medicine and Public Health leaders include:
- Dr. Ruth Benca, director of Wisconsin Sleep and the UW Center for Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research
- Dr. Elizabeth Burnside, vice chair of research in the Department of Radiology
- Dr. Molly Carnes, director of the UW Center for Women's Health Research
- Dr. Valerie Gilchrist, chair of the Department of Family Medicine
- Dr. Ellen Hartenbach, director of gynecologic oncology at the UW Carbone Cancer Center
- Dr. Patricia Kokotailo, associate dean for faculty development and faculty affairs
- Dr. Elizabeth Petty, senior associate dean for academic affairs
Seibert is eager to apply lessons she learns as an ELAM fellow to continuing her efforts at leading the educational transformation of the school by integrating public health with basic and clinical science instruction. In 2009, she was awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program to concentrate on those efforts.
“I hope to establish a national reputation for our school’s innovative curriculum that integrates medicine and public health,” she says.
Seibert earned her MD degree, with highest honors, from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She did both her internship and residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She has also completed the Harvard Macy Institute’s Program for Medical Educators.
Date Published: 09/25/2012