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Elizabeth Petty Selected as Fellow for AAMC Council of Deans

Elizabeth Petty, MD ’86, senior associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), is one of three individuals selected from medical schools across the country to serve as a fellow on the 2013-2014 Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Council of Deans.


Elizabeth PettyThe fellowship program aims to enhance the development of leaders in academic medicine.


As an association of deans of medical schools, the council identifies issues affecting academic medicine and develops strategies to achieve the various medical schools’ missions.


It addresses policies guiding the association in its service and advocacy; programs for the advancement of institutional management; and support for the deans’ leadership role in guiding individual schools toward excellence in medical education, research and patient care.


The fellowship encompasses exposure to dean mentoring, introduction to the strategic goals and activities of the Council of Deans, completion of a leadership project and recommended participation in an AAMC leadership development program.


Petty earned her medical degree from the School of Medicine and Public Health and completed her pediatrics residency at UW Hospital and Clinics. She completed postdoctoral fellowships in medical genetics and clinical molecular genetics at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, and did postdoctoral research training in genetics. She served as a physician-scientist and associate dean at the University of Michigan School of Medicine prior to returning to Wisconsin in 2011.


She has received numerous local and national awards and recognition, including Alpha Omega Alpha membership, the Gender Equity Award in Medical Student Teaching from the American Medical Women’s Association and selection as one of “America’s Top Pediatricians” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Date Published: 09/05/2013

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