(COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS) — Edward J. Sherwood, M.D., Interim Dean of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, announces the appointment of Mr. Courtney Dodge, M.P.H., as the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine’s first Director of Continuing Medical Education and Graduate Medical Education (CME-GME). Dodge began his new role on Monday, February 1, 2010, and brings with him health care administration experience from increasingly responsible positions with the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Temple.

Originally from Salado, Dodge earned his bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Texas A&M University in 2002 and his Masters of Public Health from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health in 2004. He served the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System since 2004 with experience in clinic operations, performance improvement, data capture and analysis, operational streamlining, clinical informatics and process efficiency. Most notably, as the manager of organization-wide performance metrics, Dodge helped elevate the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System from 117th to 17th in national rankings in a single year based on clinical and administrative performance.

This newly created position marks a return to the College of Medicine for Dodge. As a student in the summer of 1999 and then again from 2000-2004, he worked under Facilities Coordinator George Martin in the Department of Business Affairs.

As Director of CME-GME, Dodge will oversee graduate medical education and will work with Dr. Ruth Bush, Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education for the Temple campus. He will also develop a business plan to establish the College of Medicine as a continuing medical education provider. Dodge is based out of the College of Medicine’s Round Rock campus.

— Dhwani Chauhan