Amanda Murchison named vice chair of OB-GYN education
May 1, 2023
Amanda Murchison has accepted the position of vice chair of education in the Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In this role, she will serve as the lead departmental representative for VTC, develop strategies to accommodate projected increases in learners, facilitate promotion of faculty, provide mentorship and educational faculty development, and lead the VTC clerkship team.
"I’ve been fortunate enough to interact with Amanda in several situations recently," said Jed Gonzalo, senior associate dean for medical education. "In particular, I’ve seen her engagement, thoughtfulness, and leadership as the co-lead the Faculty Identity Task Force. We are fortunate to have her as part of our community – and now increasingly so as the education lead of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology."
Murchison joined Carilion Clinic in 2007 as an academic specialist in general obstetrics and gynecology and is an integral part of the department's medical education mission. She served as clerkship director and assistant program director before transitioning to program director in 2015. In this role, she has led the successful recruitment and training of exceptional residents with stellar qualifying and certifying exam pass rates. Her steady leadership, creativity, and dedication were critical to the success of the residency program and clinical mission of the department though the constant challenges presented by COVID-19. Murchison will begin to transition more program director duties in a step wise fashion to Lauren Nelson, OB-GYN beginning in June but will continue to serve in this role for the next two years.