January 4, 2021

Dr. Sarah Merriam Named Assistant Director of the ICRE Medical Education Academic Programs

It was recently announced that Sarah Merriam, MD, MS will be named Assistant Director of the Institute for Clinical Research Education’s Degree Granting Programs in Medical Education on January 1, 2021.

Dr. Merriam is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Division of Medicine at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) and the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She received her MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2017 and completed a Fellowship in Women’s Health through the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare system and the General Internal Medicine Academic Clinician Educator Scholars Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a master’s degree in Medical Education from the ICRE.

Dr. Merriam currently practices Primary Care/Women’s Health and Hospital Medicine at the VAPHS and serves as Senior Educational Consultant to Women’s Health Services for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Her scholarly interests include leadership development, an area in which she conducts medical education research and teaches at the UME, GME, and CME levels. Dr. Merriam directs the Foundational Leadership Series for the UPMC Internal Medicine Residency Program, serves at the ICRE as Course Director for “Strategic Leadership in Academic Medicine,” and Course Co-Director for the “Leadership Career Development Sessions” for KL2 and TL1 Scholars.

Dr. Merriam has an outstanding track record and is an excellent role model for ICRE students. She will assist Dr. Carla Spagnoletti in leading all aspects of the ICRE Medical Education programs including student advising, thesis supervision, course evaluation, and program oversight.

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