UTMB Assistant Dean, School of Medicine Student Affairs and Admissions

08 Aug 2019 10:06 AM | Anonymous

Majka Woods, PhD
Vice Dean ad interim, Academic Affairs
Associate Dean, Educational Affairs
Assistant Professor, Surgery
School of Medicine

A Message from the Vice Dean ad interim, Academic Affairs, School of Medicine: Assistant Dean, School of Medicine Student Affairs and Admissions

Aug. 7, 2019

I am pleased to share that, effective Sep. 1, Norma A. Pérez, MD, DrPH has accepted the position of Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Office of Academic Affairs in the School of Medicine. 

Dr. Pérez currently serves as Director, Career Counseling and Special Projects in the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions.  She is also Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics and serves as President of the Hispanic Serving Health Professions Schools.  For over 20 years, Dr. Pérez has focused on health disparities in the Latino population. Since her tenure in the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions (2009), her efforts have been dedicated to building culturally competent linguistically appropriate physicians through her expansion of Practice of Medicine HABLE (Spanish component) (2009), the development of the Bilingual Health Track (2010-2013), Clinical Conversational Spanish for English and Spanish Healthcare Professionals© (2013), PBL HABLE (2014) and advocating for community service learning and interprofessionalism. She is a member of the Medical Spanish Taskforce. The Taskforce is an international group of interdisciplinary professionals who have come together to standardize the teaching of Medical Spanish. Dr. Pérez is currently leading the development of the Faculty-Advisory Program to provide career counseling to medical students across all four years.

In addition to her current responsibilities, Dr. Pérez’s role as Assistant Dean will include overseeing the administration of the Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPE), student wellness issues, and serving as advisor to student organizations and liaison for various student related committees and programs.  She will also be instrumental in supporting the annual MATCH/SOAP, Parents’ Weekend, White Coat Ceremony, and Graduation.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Pérez in her new role.

Sincerely yours,

Majka Woods, PhD
Vice Dean ad interim, Academic Affairs
Associate Dean, Educational Affairs
Assistant Professor, Surgery
School of Medicine

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