Dr. Georgette Dent to serve on AAMC Careers in Medicine Advisory Committee

Georgette Dent, MD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, was invited to serve as a member of the AAMC Careers in Medicine Advisory Committee. Her experience will provide the Careers in Medicine Advisory Committee with guidance on current issues.

Last month, Dr. Georgette Dent was invited to serve as a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Careers in Medicine Advisory Committee. Dr. Dent is Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

Dr. Dent already has vast experience in the AAMC, having served as a member of the Committee on Student Affairs and as National Chair of the Group on Student Affairs. As a member of the Careers in Medicine Advisory Committee, Dr. Dent will provide guidance and recommendations for the Careers in Medicine program, particularly with regard to the increasing ubiquity of technology and its implications for the Match.

The new position will increase UNC’s visibility on a national level. “Any time a UNC faculty member is on the committee it provides for more visibility,” Dr. Dent said.

But Dr. Dent pointed out that UNC already has a considerable presence in the AAMC, and her presence on the committee will mean more than her voice alone being heard. “UNC is extremely fortunate in that we have a very well-developed advisory college system,” said Dr. Dent. “This position will give me an opportunity to spread some of the collective wisdom of the advisers to the committee.”