Date(s) - Thursday September 28
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Smith Hall, Room 104B
Educational science and theory have demonstrated the imperative to move towards a learner-centered undergraduate medical school curriculum that is grounded in adult-learning principles, and re-focused on clinical sciences integration with basic science content. Preparing students to thrive in this learning environment requires a faculty that is prepared to guide learning and application of content. Faculty who are committed to the training of critical thinking physicians require faculty development focused on the building of small-group facilitation skills, flipped-classroom modalities, including meaningful use of active-learning strategies, and application-based learning.
About the Speakers
Stuart D. Flynn, M.D.
Dr. Stuart D. Flynn is the founding dean of Fort Worth’s new M.D. school established by Texas Christian University and UNT Health Science Center.
He most recently served as founding dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Previously, he was a professor of pathology and surgery at Yale University School of Medicine as well as an accomplished researcher, director of the residency program, a leader in the design and oversight of the school’s curriculum, and founding member of The Society of Distinguished Teachers at Yale.
Flynn received his medical degree and residency training from the University of Michigan and completed a fellowship in oncologic pathology at Stanford University.
Flynn has authored more than 100 articles, books and monographs. He has received numerous honors including America’s Top Physician’s Award from the Consumers’ Research Council of America, the Bohmfalk Teacher of the Year Award from Yale University School of Medicine and the Averill A. Liebow Award for excellence in the teaching of residents at Yale. He has been a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners Pathology Test Committee and USMLE Step I Test Material Development Committee.
Jennifer Allie, Ph.D., MPA
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Development
Dr. Jennifer Allie is the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development and Associate Professor Medical Education at the UNTHSC/TCU School of Medicine in Fort Worth.
Prior to joining the UNTHSC/TCU School of Medicine, Dr. Allie served in a similar role at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix (2012-2016) and the University of Utah Health Sciences Center (1998-2012).
Dr. Allie is committed to ensuring that faculty and administrators are successful in their roles. Her focus on faculty vitality is demonstrated by her professional and scholarly contributions in leading efforts to enhance faculty career flexibility policies and re-tooling and streamlining faculty affairs and professional development programming.
Over the course of her 18-year career as a faculty affairs administrator, she has developed robust faculty affairs teams, adopted innovative faculty management systems and processes, expanded the faculty development programming that focuses on medical