Georgette Dent, MD, has served in the role since 1998.
Georgette Dent, MD, School of Medicine associate dean for student affairs, will step down in June 2022, at the end of the academic year. Dent will continue her work as a faculty member in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and she will continue engaging with medical students following the transition.
“Over the years, I have personally seen how generous and supportive Georgette has been with our students and how much her presence and her leadership has positively influenced our community,” said UNC School of Medicine Executive Dean Cristy Page, MD, MPH. “I am so happy that our students will continue to benefit from her knowledge and experience for years to come.”
Dent joined the School of Medicine in 1986 as a faculty member in the the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and has served in the associate dean for Student Affairs role since 1998. She has focused on medical student professional development. Under her guidance, the Office of Student Affairs developed the Advisory Colleges, the Office of Academic Excellence, the Counseling and Psychological Services/SOM Embedded Counselors Program, and expanded the office’s dual degree programs.
“I have loved working with medical students and have found daily inspiration from their activities and accomplishments,” Dent said. “While my experience as associate dean has been incredibly rewarding, I look forward to spending more time in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, as well as serving as a mentor to pathology residents.”
Dent has been a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Careers in Medicine Advisory Committee, the AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service Advisory Committee, the American Society of Hematology’s Committee on Promoting Diversity, and the Liaison Committee for Medical Education. Her work has earned numerous awards, including the UNC SOM Academy Educator’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Medical Education, the UNC Hospitals Friend of Epidemiology Award, and the AAMC Southern Group on Student Affairs Bob Sabalis Award, among others.