Editorial Advisory Board Profile:
Susan Skochelak, MD, MPH
Group vice president, Medical Education American Medical Association
Susan Skochelak, MD, MPH, serves as the group vice president for Medical Education at the American Medical Association. The office of the group vice president includes the divisions of undergraduate, graduate and continuing professional education; the staff support for AMA Council on Medical Education and the AMA Section on Medical Schools; and the AMA Center to Transform Medical Education. Prior to joining the AMA in 2009, Dr. Skochelak served as the senior associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where she was a tenured professor of family medicine. A nationally recognized authority in medical education, Dr. Skochelak pioneered new models for community-based and interdisciplinary medical education. She served as the director of the Wisconsin Area Health Education Center system and as a member of the Wisconsin Governor’s Rural Health Development Council. She initiated new programs in rural, urban and global health, and led the development of a new master of public health degree. Dr. Skochelak graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and trained in family and preventive medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. While at Chapel Hill, she completed a fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and obtained an MPH in epidemiology. Dr. Skochelak is actively involved in medical education research and has been the principal investigator for more than $18 million in grant awards from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and private foundations.