Valerie Jameson, MD, has been named senior assistant dean for Clinical Curriculum in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Dr. Jameson has been with UTHSC since 1992. She previously served as pediatric clerkship director and had been assistant dean of Clinical Curriculum since 2015.
In her new role, Dr. Jameson will be responsible for working with the college’s faculty, third- and fourth-year clerkship directors, the associate dean for Medical Education, and the Office of Medical Education to coordinate the clinical curriculum, schedule and oversee student evaluations for clerkships, junior internships and electives, and co-create, develop and implement new curricular innovations.
She will also serve as primary liaison for coordination and oversight of the clerkship and elective programs in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville College of Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Jameson will oversee the National Board of Medical Examiners subject exam platform and ensure relevant training of all clerkship directors and coordinators, assist in counseling third- and fourth-year students with academic difficulty, and lead the quality improvement efforts related to Liaison Committee on Medical Education accreditation and ensure accreditation compliance related to the third- and fourth-year medical curriculum.
“Dr. Jameson is one of those unique individuals who has the passion, patience, and fortitude to manage the clinical curriculum for our third- and fourth-year students,” said Michael Whitt, PhD, associate dean and chair of Medical Education in the College of Medicine at UTHSC. “The job entails coordinating clinical rotations across the entire state and includes over 400 courses involving our core clerkships and career explorations during the third year and elective rotations during the fourth year. The Office of Medical Education also is implementing a new enterprise software system (eMedley), which has expanded Dr. Jameson’s duties exponentially, so her promotion is both appropriate and richly deserved.”
Dr. Jameson received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and earned her medical degree from Tulane University. After completing her residency in Pediatrics at Tulane and serving as a faculty member there, she worked in private practice before coming to UTHSC.