Dr. Rebecca McAlister will be retiring from the University in October, continuing with us as a Professor Emeritus. Dr. McAlister is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology who has served Washington University for over 30 years with distinction.
She has served as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official since the creation of the WUSOM/BJH/SLCH Consortium in 1997, and was the Program Director in Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1994-2009. Here at Washington University she has led us through multiple institutional site reviews, ensuring our ongoing accreditation and program growth to over 100 accredited training programs. She has mentored and supported countless programs and program directors through challenges and accreditation site visits. She has helped create programs for program director and program coordinator education, ensured implementation of core elements of quality and safety programming and spearheaded the creation of our new GME wellness programs.
Nationally, she has served with the Council on Residency Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Education Committee since 2003, was on Council from 1998-2005, served on multiple committees and initiatives, and chaired the CREOG School for Program Directors and Managers. With the ACGME, she has served as a member of the Residency Review Committee and Milestone Committee for Ob Gyn for multiple years. She has won no less than 14 teaching awards and has represented Washington University SOM as a national speaker with the ACGME, AAMC and Universities across the country.
Throughout her career, she has been a champion of students, residents, and junior faculty and leader in the creation of an equitable and just learning and patient care environment. I am proud to call her a colleague. Please join me is wishing Dr. McAlister all good things as she moves into this next important phase of life.
Eva Aagaard, MD (pronouns: she/her/hers)
Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Professor of Medical Education
Senior Associate Dean for Education
Washington University School of Medicine