After a search process that considered many outstanding candidates, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Levine, associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, as the new associate dean for faculty educational development for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Levine will work with Drs. Nauder Faraday, Kim Skarupski and David Yousem to oversee the innovative and supportive programs that the office provides for faculty.
Dr. Levine completed her undergraduate and medical school degrees at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, followed by residency training in internal medicine at the Boston University Medical Center. She then completed a fellowship in general internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with a focus on medical education.
Dr. Levine’s areas of expertise include adult learning and faculty development in teaching skills. She has vast experience designing and facilitating programs—online and live—aimed at promoting the development of scholarly educators and leaders in medical education. She currently co-directs the Longitudinal Program in Teaching Skills of the Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Program—now in its 31st year—and the Johns Hopkins Summer Teaching Camp in partnership with the Institute for Excellence in Education. Dr. Levine is co-director of the Medical Education Track of the General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program and is an advisor in the Colleges Advisory Program, where she teaches and coaches medical students.
Dr. Levine has presented workshops locally, nationally and internationally on teaching skills and other faculty development topics, including career advancement and promotion for educators in the biomedical sciences. She is passionate about enhancing faculty teaching skills and promoting the academic success of educators.
-Janice E. Clements, Vice Dean for Faculty