Leading Experts Join Atlantis Advisory Board
Atlantis has recently finalized the addition of nine leading experts onto our Advisory Board, ensuring that our programs are backed by informed experts in the medical and study abroad fields.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2019
Contact: Brian Whalen, Chief Academic Officer
ARLINGTON, Virginia —
Nine leading experts in the fields of medicine, medical education and international education will advise Atlantis and help it to continuously improve its physician shadowing programs. According to Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Education, Brian Whalen, who chairs the group, “the purpose of the Atlantis Education Advisors (AEA) is to advise Atlantis on its education program, including advice on curricular and program design, teaching and mentoring of students, assessment of learning outcomes and professional competencies, and program quality improvement.” He added, “we are extremely proud and pleased to have such a distinguished group of experts to advise us on the best ways to advance student learning.”
Atlantis Physician Shadowing programs attract students from over 400 U.S. colleges and universities annually, and are offered in 30+ locations, in ten countries. Students complete over 20 hours of clinical shadowing of a host physician each week, in which they observe patient care and procedures in a wide variety of medical specialties.
Approximately 85% of Atlantis students are pre-med; 15% are nursing and other pre-health professions students. Atlantis programs are in accordance with the Physician Shadowing Guidelines published by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Joon Kim, Instructor and Director of the Post-baccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program at the Keck Graduate Institute, summed up the important work of the AEA: “I am excited to join a community of committed educators preparing future leaders in medicine with an international approach. Anytime we look beyond ourselves, it is always good for medicine.”
Atlantis Education Advisors
Deputy Chief Global Affairs Officer
University of California, Irvine
Prof. Lorenzo Dagna, MD, FACP, FEFIM (Hon)
Head, Unit of Immunology, Rheumatology, Allergy and Rare Diseases,
IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
William T. Hyndman III, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Office of International Education and Development
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Joon Kim, Ed.D.
Instructor and Director of the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program
Keck Graduate Institute
Daniel Lage, MD
Department of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Randy M. Page, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Public Health
Director, Global Health Internship Program
Coordinator, International Development Minor
Brigham Young University
Amy Suelzer, Ph.D.
Director, Overseas Programs
Washington University in Saint Louis
Saint Louis, Missouri
The Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Education
Hanover, New Hampshire
Margaret Wiedenhoeft, Ph.D.
Center for International Programs
Brian Whalen, Ph.D. (Chair)
Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Education
We are extremely proud and pleased to have such a distinguished group of experts to advise us on the best ways to advance student learning.