Division of Medical Education

M.D. Program

The Division of Medical Education was 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@southalabama.edu or (251) 414-8166.


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 or (251) 414-8166.


Dr. David Weber

David Weber, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Medical Education; Professor, Physiology and Cell Biology


Dr. Weber's duties include overseeing the pre-clerkship phase of the curriculum and assisting course directors in both the design and delivery of the system-based courses. Dr. Weber can be reached at dweber@southalabama.edu or (251) 460-6840.


Dr. Phillip Fields

Phillip Fields, Ph.D.
Professor, Medical Education


Dr. Fields' duties include the design and delivery of the curriculum linked to the anatomical sciences. Areas of focus include the integration of both developmental anatomy and radiologic imaging related to clinical anatomy. Dr. Fields can be reached at pfields@southalabama.edu or (251) 460-6766.


Dr. Vaughan Lee

Vaughan Lee, Ph.D.
Professor, Medical Education


Dr. Lee's duties include the design and delivery of the curriculum linked to the anatomical sciences. In addition, he leads the development and implementation of the point-of-care ultrasound curriculum for medical students. Dr. Lee can be contacted at vlee@southalabama.edu or (251) 460-7339.


Dr. Elizabeth Minto

Elizabeth Minto, M.D.
Director of Clinical Skills; Assistant Professor of Neurology


Dr. Minto develops and implements the Clinical Skills curriculum and oversees the coordination of the CLINIC program in the College of Medicine. She can be reached at leminto@health.southalabama. edu or (251) 460-2710.


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 Coordinator


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 Coordinator


Shannon coordinates assessments 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.


Ashley Hay

Ashley Hay
Clinical Skills Coordinator


Ashley coordinates the delivery of the Clinical Skills curriculum for the Division of Medical Education. She can be reached at aahay@southalabama.edu or (251) 341-3988.


Candis Patterson

Candis Patterson
CLINIC Coordinator


Candis coordinates the delivery of the CLINIC program for the Division of Medical Education. She can be reached at cpatterson@southalabama.edu or (251) 460-7139.


Glenn Davis

Glenn Davis
Computer Systems & Software Specialist I


Glenn coordinates information technology and support needs for the Division of Medical Education. He can be reached at gwdavis@southalabama.edu or (251) 461-1452.


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Tony Lamm
Management Systems Specialist I


Tony coordinates information technology and support needs for the Division of Medical Education. He can be reached at tonylamm@southalabama.edu or (251) 460-7263.