Medical Education

Associate Dean of Medical Education

William R. Gilliland

William R. Gilliland, M.D.

Associate Dean for Medical Education
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 295-9845

The Office of Medical Education of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine is staffed primarily by the Associate Dean for Medical Education, the Associate Dean for Curriculum and the Assistant Dean for Capstone Programs. The office is responsible for oversight, coordination, and evaluation of the curriculum of the program in undergraduate medical education, and serves as a resource for information regarding the curriculum and curriculum policy, as well as issues pertaining to accreditation standards for the medical school and university. Additional responsibilities include developing an integrated medical education curriculum, providing programmatic evaluation, assisting with the development and implementation of student assessments and conducting medical education research.

The Associate Dean for Medical Education maintains familiarity with the standards and policies of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Middles States Commission on Higher Education; leads the institutional self-studies; and completes all annual reports necessary to maintain institutional and program accreditation.

Associate Dean for Curriculum

Arnyce Pock

Arnyce R. Pock, M.D., Col (Ret), USAF, MC
Associate Dean for Curriculum
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (301) 295-9945

The university's earliest faculty developed a curriculum that advanced health and science by educating and preparing students for the challenges of military medicine. This model of scholarship has produced thousands of highly skilled professionals.

In an effort to build an even better institution, the USU F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine revised its program in response to a changing medical landscape.

The new design, called "Molecules to Military Medicine," forms a tighter link between the basic and clinical sciences while still maintaining its military blueprint throughout all four years. Students also begin clerkships sooner under the new curriculum, and this exposure strengthens medical knowledge through experience in the hospital setting.

The curriculum reform team incorporated these objectives in planning the program best suited to the special requirements of military and public health medicine.

Assistant Dean for Capstone Programs

Martin OttoliniMartin G. Ottolini, MD, Col (Ret), USAF, MC
Assistant Dean for Capstone Programs
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (301) 319-4023

The Capstone experience promotes a period of self-directed discovery and advanced scientific inquiry in a student’s medical education where they identify an area of their choosing for concentrated study and experience.  The Capstone program provides a dedicated time period during the Post-Clerkship phase specifically for participation in a Capstone project.  The Assistant Dean for Capstone works with individual mentors and with guidance from the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) deans as the primary point of contact to assist students with Capstone preparation, execution, and completion.

 • Capstone Project Information for the Class of 2018

 • List of Capstone Projects presented at Research Day 2017