Sikoya Ashburn, PhD, has been selected as the inaugural postdoctoral fellow in the Educational Mentoring Program.
The School of Medicine’s Office of Medical Education has selected Dr. Sikoya Ashburn (Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences) as its inaugural postdoctoral fellow for a new program seeking to diversify educators who teach medical students at Carolina. Dr. Ashburn will be paired with basic-science faculty mentors; work with an educational mentoring committee; learn about curriculum, assessment, and teaching technology; and interact with medical students both formally and informally. In particular, she will teach second-year medical students in September in the Neurologic Block of the Medical Science Course. She will make contributions in neuroanatomy sessions and content related to the cerebellum (her specialty), assist with review sessions and office hours, and co-teach small groups.
Postdoctoral fellows in the Educational Mentoring Program can come from any department on campus. Ideal candidates have a PhD degree with a background in the biological or physical sciences, an interest in teaching, and likely a specialization in a particular organ system. For more information on the program, please contact Associate Dean of Curriculum Kurt Gilliland (firstname.lastname@example.org).