Muriel Warren Appointed Director of Accreditation for School of Medicine

Muriel Warren

MACON – Muriel Warren was recently appointed director of accreditation for Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM).

“Muriel joins us with years of accreditation experience in higher education, most recently at Samford University,” said Dr. Susan Codone, senior associate dean of academic affairs. “We are so pleased to have someone of Muriel’s caliber leading our MUSM accreditation efforts.”

Warren earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational communication from the University of South Alabama and Master of Business Administration from Samford University, where she served in several roles since 2011.

She began her career at Samford in the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, where she served as academic affairs program coordinator and, later, manager of assessment data. In 2015, she joined the university’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment as an accreditation compliance manager. She most recently served as assistant director of institutional research and assessment.

Additionally, Warren worked at the University of South Alabama as a credentials and degree analyst, admissions officer, and academic adviser, and at Jefferson State Community College as a career counselor.

About Mercer University School of Medicine (Macon, Savannah and Columbus)

Mercer University’s School of Medicine was established in 1982 to educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. Today, more than 60 percent of graduates currently practice in the state of Georgia, and of those, more than 80 percent are practicing in rural or medically underserved areas of Georgia. Mercer medical students benefit from a problem-based medical education program that provides early patient care experiences. Such an academic environment fosters the early development of clinical problem-solving and instills in each student an awareness of the place of the basic medical sciences in medical practice. The School opened a full four-year campus in Savannah in 2008 at Memorial University Medical Center. In 2012, the School began offering clinical education for third- and fourth-year medical students in Columbus. Following their second year, students participate in core clinical clerkships at the School’s primary teaching hospitals: Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon; Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah; and The Medical Center and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. The School also offers master’s degrees in family therapy, preclinical sciences and biomedical sciences.