Steven Davis, MD, To Serve as Interim Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Steven Davis, MD, student clerkship director and associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, will serve as interim assistant dean for student affairs for the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS).
In this role, Davis will provide support to current medical students, including: leadership in the development and implementation of effective career counseling; development and maintenance of an effective system for access to health services, including immunizations, occupational safety, and post-exposure prophylaxis; leadership in the development of programs and policies to foster the academic, personal, and career success of a diverse student body; and preparation of the Medical Student Performance Evaluation for senior medical students.
He will also participate in the student admissions process, including interviewing potential students. Additionally, he will assist with the planning and implementation of strategies leading to successful accreditation of the undergraduate educational program and work collaboratively with other deans at SMHS to foster a positive learning environment for students, among other responsibilities.
“Dr. Davis is a well-respected and nationally recognized medical educator,” said Richard J. Simons, MD, senior associate dean of MD Programs and professor of medicine at SMHS. “He has already had a great impact on learners in emergency medicine, and we know he will continue building a preeminent student experience at SMHS.”
Davis has served as director for student clerkships in the Department of Emergency Medicine since 2013 and as chair of the clinical curriculum subcommittee at SMHS since 2015. He is a recipient of the National Clerkship Director of the Year Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Academy of Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM) and the Distinguished Teaching Award from SMHS. Davis previously served as director of the Health Policy Scholarly Concentration at SMHS and has developed and directed GW courses and student groups in clinical medicine, health policy, and professional development since 2009. He is a member of curriculum and assessment committees within CDEM and serves on the National Board of Medical Examiners' Advanced Clinical Examination Task Force.
Davis has presented both regionally and nationally in the fields of emergency medicine, public health and health policy, and has published on topics in clinical emergency medicine and medical education. Davis is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed his emergency medicine residency training at GW. In addition, he is a graduate of the Master Teacher Leadership Development Program at the GW School of Education & Human Development.
Davis will assume the role of interim assistant dean for student affairs in June 2021.