Francis Achike named Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Expert in medical education, interprofessional education and diversity joins College of Medicine
May 8, 2019

The Texas A&M College of Medicine has announced that Francis Achike, MD, PhD, MEd, will serve the college as associate dean of Diversity and Inclusion. The new position expands upon the college’s and Texas A&M University Health Science Center’s mission to provide Texas with the best possible health care providers.

Achike will join the college’s Department of Medical Education. He has more than 25 years of experience in developing and teaching innovative integrated medical education. He has been involved in the accreditation process for multiple medical schools.

Achike brings a wealth of global experience in medical education and continues to lead faculty development seminars around the world.

Additionally, Achike has research interests in medical education and cardiovascular pharmacology with specialty in diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

With this new role at Texas A&M, Achike will lead administrative and medical education efforts to expand the office of diversity and inclusion’s role throughout the college, helping to deliver on its mission of providing the best possible care to the patient populations of Texas.

“I have a deep passion for curriculum and faculty development, assessment and evaluation, as well as how diversity and interprofessional advancements can converge with these areas within the medical education model to promote excellence in medical education, and ultimately patient care,” Achike said.

Achike began his position with Texas A&M College of Medicine April 30, 2019.

— Katherine Hancock