Division of Medical Education

M.D. Program

The Division of Medical Education has been established within the College of Medicine to support and encourage the improvement of medical education by providing faculty development; consulting on the design, implementation and revision of educational programs; and facilitating the Curriculum Committee’s role as the central curriculum authority within the College.

Faculty and Staff

T.J. Hundley, M.D.

T.J. Hundley, M.D.
Associate Dean for Medical Education; Associate Professor, Internal Medicine


Dr. Hundley's responsibilities focus on the overall design and implementation of the undergraduate medical education program in accordance with national accreditation standards. Dr. Hundley can be reached at tjhundley@health.southalabama.edu.


Abu-Bakr Al-Mehdi, M.D., Ph.D.

Abu-Bakr Al-Mehdi, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Assessment & Evaluation; Professor of Pharmacology & Medical Education

Dr. Al-Mehdi oversees programs for development of testing and student self-assessment and evaluation of program effectiveness. He serves as the College’s liaison to the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Al-Mehdi can be reached at mehdi@southalabama.edu or (251) 341-3891. 


Benjamin Estrada, M.D.

Benjamin Estrada, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Medical Education; Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics


Dr. Estrada's duties focus on the design and implementation of contemporary teaching methods and requisite faculty training. Dr. Estrada can be reached at bestrada@health.southalabama.edu or (251) 405-5126.


Jeffrey Sosnowski, M.D., Ph.D.

Jeffrey Sosnowski, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Medical Education; Professor, Medical Education


Dr. Sosnowski chairs the Curriculum Integration Subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee and assists the Associate Dean of Medical Education in design and implementation of the integrated systems-based curriculum. He can be reached at jsosnowski@southalabama.edu.


Ashley Givens

Ashley Givens
Medical Education Coordinator


Ashley coordinates the curriculum responsibilities and oversees the learning management system for the undergraduate medical education program. She can be reached at agivens@southalabama.edu or (251) 461-1413. 


Charissa Moore

Charissa Moore
Medical Education Evaluation Specialist


Charissa coordinates evaluations for the undergraduate medical education program. She can be reached at csmoore@southalabama.edu or (251) 460-7498.


Shannon Brown

Shannon Brown
Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator


Shannon coordinates assessments and evaluations for the undergraduate medical education program. She can be reached at srbrown@southalabama.edu or (251) 461-1966.


Ashley Hutchins

Ashley Hutchins
Secretary V


Ashley provides administrative support to the Division of Medical Education. She can be reached at ashleyhutchins@southalabama.edu or (251) 414-8166.