Sanders to Lead Humanities in Medicine Dept. at COM

April 11, 2005

Dr. Charles W. Sanders, associate professor at the College of Medicine at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, has been appointed Head of the Department of Humanities in Medicine, effective April 1, 2005.
Dr. Sanders joined the College of Medicine faculty in 1986. He is the director for the Becoming a Clinician course and has served as course director for the Introduction into Obstetrics and Gynecology course for second year medical students since 1989. Dr. Sanders is also on the OB/GYN staff at the Scott & White Clinic in College Station and the St. Joseph Regional Health Science Center in Bryan.
“Dr. Sanders continues to be an outstanding contributor and leader in the professional development of our medical students,” College of Medicine Dean Dr. Christopher Colenda said. “As interim chair of medical humanities, he has successfully pulled together our Leadership in Medicine, Becoming a Clinician and Medical Humanities courses under one umbrella. I have personally witnessed the department’s renewed energy and focus. I am delighted that he has agreed to serve as department head, and look forward to his contributions as a member of my leadership team.”
In addition to his duties as a physician, Dr. Sanders is an active researcher and educator. His two latest research projects focus on the development of an educational evaluation instrument to measure medical students’ ability to perform simple suturing, and the identification of predictors for ethical and emotionally healthy physicians.
Dr. Sanders received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students in 1998.
A Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Sanders holds a B.S. degree from the University of Houston and received his M.D. degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He completed his residency at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

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