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School of Medicine Greenville

New Assistant Dean for Pre-Clerkship Education

Shanna Williams, PhD has been promoted to Assistant Dean for Pre-Clerkship Education at the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville.

Dr. Shanna Williams
This is a natural transition from her current position as Director for Pre-Clerkship Curriculum with increasing responsibility and oversight in the development, implementation, innovation, and evaluation of interdisciplinary biomedical sciences content within the medical school curriculum. She will work in collaboration with module directors, core module faculty, the Director for Integrated Practice of Medicine, and the Director for Clerkship and Post-Clerkship Education in implementing foundational medical science concepts throughout the undergraduate curriculum. Dr. Williams will also collaborate with faculty, the assessment team and Faculty Director for Assessment, and the Director of Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement to ensure educational outcomes are aligned with student needs and accreditation standards.

Dr. Williams is a clinical anatomist and founding faculty member at the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville.  Recognizing emerging institutional needs, she transformed the anatomy experience from a single first year module to one that spans the continuum of medical education across all four years of medical school and into residency and fellowship. She also serves as a forensic anthropology consultant for the Spartanburg and Greenville County Coroner’s Offices. Dr. Williams has been recognized by students and colleagues with numerous teaching awards including the M1 Biomedical Science Teacher of the Year 2013, 2014, 2017, 2020, and 2021; Outstanding Biomedical Sciences Teacher - Class of 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2021; Golden Peach Award for Excellence in Education 2017 and 2019; and most recently the 2021 Garnet Apple Award for Teaching Innovation.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Williams on her new role.

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