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Mary Ann Nichols 
Vanderbilt University 


Tuesday December 4, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CST

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208 Light Hall


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Medical Education Grand Rounds

"Professionalism, Society, and the Role of Medical Educators"

A boxed lunch will be provided for those who register.

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Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP
Chief Executive Officer, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Chief Executive Officer of ACGME International
Professor of Medicine (vol.), Jefferson Medical College

Dr. Nasca graduated from the University of Notre Dame with High Honors, is an Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of Jefferson Medical College, completed his internship, residency, and was chief medical resident at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, and completed his nephrology fellowship at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.

Dr. Nasca has been involved in medical education since 1981. He was the Chairman and Residency Program Director of the Department of Medicine, and Director of Medical Services at The Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Nasca assumed the role of Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1992, with leadership responsibility for the medical student, residency and fellowship educational programs of the department.  Dr. Nasca was then named the Associate Dean for Education and Research for the Jefferson Health System, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Affiliations, Jefferson Medical College. He became Acting Dean of Jefferson Medical College in July, 2000, and was appointed Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of Thomas Jefferson University, Dean of Jefferson Medical College, and President of Jefferson University Physicians in January, 2001. In April, 2007 Dr. Nasca was named the first Anthony F. and Gertrude M. DePalma Dean of Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Nasca left the deanship at Jefferson to assume the leadership of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in December, 2007. In May, 2009 Dr. Nasca became the founding President and CEO of ACGME-International, LLC.

Dr. Nasca is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.  He was member of the Council of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, having served as both Secretary Treasurer and President of that organization.  He served as the Associate Editor of the Nephrology MKSAP for the American College of Physicians, was a member of the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination Steering and Writing Committees, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, and the Federated Council for Internal Medicine.  He is a former Chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine, served as special accreditation consultant to the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Nasca was a member of the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) of the Department of Health and Human Services and the United Stated Congress. Dr. Nasca’s professional memberships have included the International Society of Nephrology, the American Society of Nephrology, the American College of Physicians, the American Society for Apheresis, the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. He is a former member of the Council of Deans of the Association of American Medical Colleges, former member of the Board of the Exchange Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and was elected a Master of the American College of Physicians in 2006. Dr. Nasca served on the Initiative to Transform Medical Education (ITME) of the American Medical Association, the Committee to Evaluate the US Medical Licensing Examination (CEUP), and is a past member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Among many awards, Dr. Nasca has received the Dema C. Daley Founders Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine Education from the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, the Rev. Clarence Shaffrey, S.J. Award from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and the Jefferson Medical College Alumni Achievement Award. He was named one of the 50 most powerful physician executives in 2009, 2010, and 2011 by Modern Healthcare. He is the author of over 100 peer reviewed articles, chapters, and other publications, and has delivered more than 300 invited lectures and presentations on topics related to medical education. Dr. Nasca and his wife, Jean Styslinger Nasca, are the proud parents of four sons, and have one grandson.

CME Credit:

Sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Department of Office of Teaching and Learning in Medicine.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Vanderbilt School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. It is the policy of the ACCME and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity.  Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.