The Associate Dean for Student Affairs (ADSA) is responsible for supervising the quality of student life and, in an ombudsman role, is expected to understand and represent the student viewpoint whenever policyis made or needed. The ADSA serves on standing committees that directly affect students, including the Curriculum Committee, Student Promotions Committee, Awards Committee (Chairman), and Board of Review for Interservice Transfers. The ADSA is also the Dean’s staff representative in national organizations that have student involvement, such as the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Colonel Pamela M. Williams, MD, FAAFP is the Assistant Dean for Clinical Sciences and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Williams graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Franklin & Marshall College in 1992. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine on an Air Force Health Professions Scholarship where she earned her Doctor of Medicine in 1996. She entered active duty service in June 1996 and completed her residency in Family Medicine at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California in 1999. Dr. Williams is board certified in Family Medicine and a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She maintains an active clinical practice and has produced many publications and presentations reflecting her breadth of interests including women’s health and medical education.
Prior to her current position, Dr. Williams was the Director of Medical Education and Designated Institution Official (DIO) at the 99th Medical Group, Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center (MOFMC), Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada where she was responsible for the operations of the graduate medical education functions, supporting the training of medical and dental residents and student rotations annually in five training programs. Dr. Williams was the Program Director of the David Grant USAF Medical Center Family Medicine Residency, 60th Medical Group, Travis Air Force Base, California from 2010-2014. Her former faculty positions also include: core faculty in the family medicine residency programs of the 60th Medical Group and the 96th Medical Group, Eglin AFB, FL, as well as in the Department of Family Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland where she served as the director of the family medicine clerkship from 2004-2009.