Alissa Craft, DO, MBA, will join the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine as a Scholar-in-Residence from August 1 to December 1, 2011. As an AACOM Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Craft will be creating a fully implementable curriculum in patient safety and health care quality improvement that can be used by every osteopathic medical school.

Dr. Craft is sponsored by Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (WesternU/COMP), and has been serving on the development team for the school’s new COMP – Northwest location in Lebanon, Oregon. Following her term as Scholar-in-Residence, she will be assuming a full-time teaching and administrative position with COMP – Northwest. 

Dr. Craft was a 2007-2008 Costin Scholar, and is currently completing an Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship. Her medical specialty is pediatric intensive care.

AACOM’s Scholar-in-Residence Program provides opportunities for college of osteopathic medicine faculty to engage in focused study and develop their competencies in medical education at the AACOM headquarters. Through the program, scholars:

  • Develop a proposal for study.
  • Spend three to six months at AACOM headquarters engaging in focused study that will enhance both their own college’s medical education and provide leadership to the greater osteopathic medical education community.
  • Attend a variety of development opportunities that will enhance their scholarly expertise.
  • Become a part of AACOM’s leadership team during their headquarters stay.

For more information on the Scholar-in-Residence Program, visit here.

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