The UC Riverside School of Medicine has announced that Anne M. VanGarsse, MD, FAAP, CHCEF, CPE, FAAPL, will join the school as the new associate dean of clinical medical education, effective September 18, 2023.
In her new position, VanGarsse will be responsible for ensuring the integrity and quality of the UCR SOM training programs across all partners and within the school. She will also provide guidance and leadership to the clinical education team on student grading, progress, and curricular integrity, while working with the Office of Medical Education Quality to assess educational outcomes.
“Throughout her distinguished career, Dr. VanGarsse has demonstrated her commitment to medical education,” said Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and the Mark and Pam Rubin Dean of the School of Medicine Deborah Deas, MD, MPH. “She will be a great addition to our team here at the UC Riverside School of Medicine.”
“It is an honor to join the UC Riverside School of Medicine family. The mission of caring for the underserved, addressing health disparities and fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community and larger health care system are all things that align very much with my own personal mission,” VanGarsse said. “I am very excited to join the team and continue all the amazing work being done.”
VanGarsse comes to the UCR SOM from the California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Clovis, CA, where she is the associate dean of clinical affairs, community engagement, and population health, and an associate professor of pediatrics.
She earned her MD and conducted her residency in pediatrics at the St. Louis University School of Medicine and attended Rockhurst College where she received her bachelor of science degree.
She has also worked at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and been a regional director of medical student education for the AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Association for Physician Leadership. She has also received numerous honors and awards for her contributions to the field of medicine.