VTCSOM’s Richard Vari serving as president of the International Association of Medical Science Educators
Richard Vari, senior dean for academic affairs at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, is serving as president of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE). His two-year term began Jan. 1.
IAMSE is a nonprofit professional development society for health professions education. The organization seeks to promote “excellence and innovation in teaching, student assessment, program evaluation, instructional technology, human simulation, and learner-centered education.”
“It is an honor to serve the IAMSE as president,” Vari said. “I’ve been able to experience tremendous growth and access to new ideas about medical education and teaching as a member since the organization formed in 1997. Now leading the organization, I hope to be able to give back in a new way to other medical educators.”