Dr. Carole W. Boudreaux, associate professor of pathology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, was recently appointed assistant dean for graduate medical education.
"Dr. Boudreaux has been a long standing faculty member and has always been extraordinarily conscientious and diligent in all of her duties and responsibilities," said Dr. Samuel J. Strada, dean of the USA College of Medicine. "I am sure she will bring those same qualities to this new role and that she will do an outstanding job in the position."
Dr. Boudreaux will replace Dr. Arnold Luterman, professor of surgery at the USA College of Medicine, who has held the position since 2004.
"The assistant dean for graduate medical education is chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee comprised of program directors, administrators and faculty with specific interests and expertise in graduate medical education," Dr. Luterman said. "Dr. Boudreaux brings extensive experience as a program director and a dedication to the graduate medical education field."
During Dr. Luterman's tenure as assistant dean of medical education, significant advances have been made in the graduate medical education curriculum as well as in benefits for residents, the development of a central office for graduate medical education and the institution of a new era of improved work hours, more accountable evaluations for residents, and the expansion and development of new graduate medical education programs.
"Dr. Boudreaux has served for many years as the pathology residency program director, and her hard work, careful attention to the complex and changing rules, and genuine and deep concern for the residents have produced great success for the program," said Dr. J. Allan Tucker, chair of pathology at the USA College of Medicine. "I am excited for her to have the opportunity to apply these skills and abilities at the institutional level, where she will no doubt be equally successful."
Dr. Boudreaux received her medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at USA. She has served as both the pathology residency program director at USA and as a member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee for more than five years.