MACON – Mercer University School of Medicine Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs Bonny Dickinson, Ph.D., MS-HPEd, is the featured member on the International Associate of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) website for the month of May.
Dr. Dickinson earlier this year began a two-year term as president-elect of IAMSE and serves as this year’s annual program chair.
She is a graduate of Santa Clara University and Tulane University and has completed two postdoctoral fellowships: one in biochemistry with the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, and one in gastrointestinal cell biology with Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.
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 Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital and St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. The School also offers master’s degrees in family therapy, preclinical sciences and biomedical sciences and a Ph.D. in rural health sciences.