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On September 29th, Ms Kewana Smith transitioned from her position as the School of Medicine Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center’s Standardized Patient Coordinator to an new role as Coordinator for Interprofessional Education for Health Professions in the School of Medicine’s new Office of Rural Initiatives.

Kee joined the CSPSC in 2013 and quickly became immersed in the challenges involved in managing a large team of standardized patients. In her time with the lab, she has facilitated the curricular growth from supporting 25 to over 85 active standardized patients. In the last two years she has also published four abstracts and was recently appointed to the Educational Content Committee for the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) annual scientific meeting.

The Director of Rural Recruitment and Initiatives, Ms Meredith Bazemore, remarked that “could not be more excited to have Kee join the Office of Rural Initiatives. Kee brings a passion for inter-professional education along with a diverse skillset to support the Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative. Kee’s  experience working with each of the health professions schools, and her commitment to improving health outcomes across rural and underserved areas of North Carolina will be invaluable moving forward.

We will miss you Kee but look forward to collaborating with you in your new role.

To learn more about the School of Medicine’s new Office of Rural Initiatives, please click here.


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