Terry Kind, M.D., M.P.H., Named Assistant Dean for Clinical Education

February 13, 2015

Terry Kind, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of pediatrics, was named assistant dean for clinical education for the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS).

In this position, Kind will hold primary responsibility for the clinical component of the revised, integrated M.D. Program curriculum. She will also provide support for the ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation for the School’s undergraduate medical education curriculum. Staying abreast of current trends in medical education, Kind will advise the dean and faculty on directions for curricular change and improvement. She will work closely with the Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum and its sub committees, as well as the Office of Medical Education, to ensure the M.D. Program curriculum prepares students for clinical practice, meets accreditation criteria, is appropriately integrated, and is evaluated and improved on an ongoing basis.

“Let’s help our students apply their knowledge and develop their clinical skills and reasoning to grow into professionals who provide care with excellence and compassion,” said Kind. “I look forward to working together with the talented GW community to further enhance clinical education.”

Kind has extensive experience in the clinical training of medical students. She has served as the pediatric clerkship director since 2008, currently chairs the Clinical Subcommittee under the Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum, and has been an important asset during the curriculum revision process and integration of clinical and basic sciences.

Kind has continued to develop her education and leadership skills be completing the Master Leadership Development Program. She was also an inaugural member of the Children's Academy of Pediatric Educators program.

Kind has numerous publications in the field of medical education and is recognized as a national leader in medical education. Many of her publications reflect innovations in teaching that have been well received and effective.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Kind join our leadership team,” said Richard Simons, M.D., associate dean of M.D. Programs and professor of medicine at SMHS. “She is a proven leader at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and we look forward to working with her to take clinical education at GW SMHS to the next level.”

Kind received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University before entering medical school at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Following her graduation in 1997, Kind completed a residency in pediatrics at Babies and Children’s Hospital of New York at the Columbia University Medical Center. After her training, she also completed a M.P.H. at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, where she focused on population and family health. Kind joined the staff at Children’s National Health System in 2001 and was appointed assistant professor of pediatrics at SMHS in March 2002. She became an associate professor in 2009.

Kind will assume the role of assistant dean for clinical education in March 2015.