Valerie Weber, M.D., dean of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, was recently elected to an additional three-year term (2022-2025) on the Administrative Board of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Council of Deans.
Weber was first appointed to the council in 2021. Her new term runs from 2022 to 2025.
The Association of American Medical Colleges, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care and groundbreaking medical research.
It collaborates with its members and their community partners to make progress toward health equity, address public health crises, and ensure that all people can get the care they need from a diverse, inclusive and culturally responsive physician workforce.
The Council of Deans administrative board is a 14-member board unique to AAMC that represents deans from member medical schools across the nation. The council’s goal is to address the issues affecting academic medicine and to develop strategies to achieve excellence in medical education, research and patient care.
“I am honored to serve in this important role, to represent not only the Boonshoft School of Medicine but also to serve as a voice for similar community-based medical schools across the country,” Weber said. “There is a broad scope of mission and size in medical schools in the United States, and the AAMC does a wonderful job making sure these diverse needs are addressed through representation on the administrative board.”
Prior to joining Boonshoft School of Medicine as its eighth dean in 2020, Webber served as the senior vice dean for educational affairs at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. During her six years at Drexel, she led the implementation of a new M.D. curriculum, “Foundations and Frontiers,” and developed multiple new regional medical campuses, including a four-year regional campus at Tower Health in Reading, Pennsylvania.
She previously served as the founding chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences, associate dean for clinical affairs and professor of medicine at The Commonwealth Medical College, now the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, in Scranton, Pennsylvania.