Alicia D.H. Monroe, MD
Vice Dean for Educational Affairs, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Dr. Alicia Monroe, professor of family medicine, oversees undergraduate medical education programs, the physical therapy program and the masters programs in graduate studies at the Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Monroe is reengineering medical education to enhance student readiness for postgraduate training and practice. Educational innovations include the SELECT (Scholarly Excellence, Leadership Experiences, Collaborative Training) MD program, developed in partnership with the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA.
Dr. Monroe is the principal investigator of a new Professionalism Project jointly sponsored by the Institute on Medicine as a Profession and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation. This initiative supports the development of new initiatives and training in mindfulness, narrative medicine, team training and in a process to integrate patient’s values and expectations into evidence-based, patient-centered care. Dr. Monroe also leads Morsani College of Medicine initiatives in interprofessional education collaboratively with nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health faculty.
Dr. Monroe is recognized for her innovations in physician-patient communication, cross-cultural communication, and mentoring students and faculty. She is a member and past president of the Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education, a national organization of medical educators dedicated to creatively and innovatively applying social and behavioral science knowledge to medical education. She served on the Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Behavioral and Social Sciences Expert Panel and was a contributor to the Behavioral and Social Sciences Foundations for Future Physicians. Dr. Monroe was also a member of the AAMC MR5 Committee, the group convened to undertake the fifth review of the medical college admissions test and recommend changes for a new version of the exam to be implemented in 2015.
She completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program in 2007, and continues to serve on the ELAM Admissions and Selection Committees and Alumnae Steering Committee.