Yee Lam named SHS5 Course Director

Yee Lam, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, has been appointed Course Director for Social and Health Systems Sciences (SHS5).

The School of Medicine is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Yee Lam to the position of SHS5 course director.  Lam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, having completed all of her medical school and residency training at UNC. She also has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University. She will work closely with Sarah Smithson, MD, (the current course director), to allow for a smooth transition and develop a more longitudinal SHS5 course for 2020-21.

Lam’s background, training and expertise are well suited to this course which continues the Social and Health Systems Sciences (SHS5) thread into Individualization Phase.  She is a gifted educator who is teaching medical students, residents and physician assistant students in multiple settings. She has clinical leadership roles that make her well suited to teach the social and health systems science content.

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