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Alicia D.H. Monroe, MD
Vice Dean for Educational Affairs
Office of Educational Affairs
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MDC 54
Tampa, FL 33612
Alicia D.H. Monroe, MD, is the Vice Dean for Educational Affairs at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She joined USF in July 2008 after being selected in a nationwide search. Prior to her move to Tampa, FL, Dr. Monroe was at Brown University where she served as Associate Dean for Diversity at Brown's Warren Alpert Medical School.
A professor of family medicine, Dr. Monroe is well known for her publications and innovations in physician-patient communication, cross-cultural communication, and mentoring students and faculty.
Dr. Monroe is an expert in creating educational programs and courses to support the professional development of students, residents and junior faculty. She has taught physician-patient communication and counseling skills to medical students and residents for more than 20 years. At Brown, she designed and helped lead a new two-year required course, "Doctoring," for first and second-year medical students. The course combines traditional aspects of medical education with contemporary content such as the impact of culture on medicine, patient safety and "health care civics" – the social, bureaucratic and economic aspectsof the health care system. She was also the principal investigator for an initiative to train faculty leaders how to redesign health care delivery to improve quality and access to diverse patient populations.
Dr. Monroe earned her MD degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, and completed an internship in psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, and a residency in family medicine at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She recently completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (ELAM), as well as the Macy Mentorship Program in Health Communication. ELAM is a core program of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
She has received numerous teaching awards. Dr. Monroe was a three-timer winner of Brown Medical School's Faculty Teaching Award and received the Faculty Teaching Award for Excellence in Multicultural Education 10 times. Other awards included Outstanding Faculty Mentor from Brown University/Women & Infants Hospital, the NBI Healthcare Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, and Residency Teacher of the Year.
Dr. Monroe has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, books and other media such as DVDs. 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.