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Brown Recognized by Association of American Medical Colleges

Award recognizes exemplary service in student affairs

Rachel Brown, MD, associate dean for student programs and professional development at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, recently received the 2014 Award for Exemplary Service by the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Central Group on Student Affairs (GSA).

Rachel Brown, MD

Brown, who also serves as a professor of psychiatry at the MU School of Medicine, was recognized at the GSA spring meeting in San Diego. She received the award in recognition of outstanding service as a leader and promoter of quality services and support for medical students.

Brown has more than 10 years of experience related to medical school admissions and student affairs, and she is involved with regional and national advisory committees. In addition to her responsibilities for enrolling students at the School of Medicine, she oversees the school’s recruitment and selection processes, and serves as an ad hoc member of the school’s admissions committee and committee on student promotions. She also is responsible for the provision of individual and career advising for medical students. Prior to joining MU in 1998, she held faculty appointments at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia, and the University of London in the United Kingdom.

The Association of American Medical Colleges is a not-for-profit association representing all 141 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and 90 academic and scientific societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 128,000 faculty members, 83,000 medical students and 110,000 resident physicians. The purpose of the Group on Student Affairs is to advance medical education and to represent the interests of medical schools and medical students in the areas of admissions, student affairs, financial aid and student records.

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