February 2020
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Welcome to 2020 and a new decade at NEOMED!

This issue of the Dean's Message provides updates and highlights of events and initiatives that occurred since the time of Convocation and the White Coat Cerem ony last fall.

Dr. John Langell, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, MPH, began his new role as the seventh NE OMED President on October 1, 2019. He has been very active getting to know university and clinical partners, as well as NEOMED faculty, staff, students, and alumni via multiple “Listening Tours” on campus and across the region.

On October 29, 2019, the College of Medicine received notification from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) regarding accreditation for the College’s medical education program. The College was granted continued full accreditation with warning which means the LCME identified the need for improvement in some of our programmatic elements. Since receipt of the letter, I have met with stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and partners to review the findings and to codify a all to Action initiative to provide continuous quality improvement in critical areas such as:

  • Curricular management and integration
  • Faculty sufficiency and feedback to clinical faculty
  • Assurance of a diverse student body and faculty/staff workforce
  • Student health and wellness

For more information about the LCME and the accreditation report, please go to our LCME website where we will continue to provide updates. I want to thank faculty, staff, students, and partners for your engagement in this process and for the work completed to this point. I believe we are all committed to a common goal: to ensure our COM is strong, sustainable and successful. . The input and feedback of our stakeholders along this journey has been essential to the significant progress made to date. My thanks to our COM community!

Finally, as we are look forward to spring and the celebration of our senior student’s many accomplishments, please consider joining us for our College of Medicine Match Day, Senior Awards, and Commencement. We would love to have you join us

Wishing you peace, faith, health, and happiness in 2020!  


Elisabeth H. Young, M.D., FACP
Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, College of Medicine
College of Medicine News and Updates
Welcome Harmony Stanger to the College of Medicine
The College of Medicine welcomed Harmony Stanger, MBA, to the role of Assistant Director, Student Affairs on November 1. In this role, Harmony will:

  • Assist students with preparation of their curriculum vitae, interview skills and other career preparation activities.
  • Help to coordinate the residency match process and Match Day.
  • Advise medical students on research, service and other professional development opportunities.
  • Assist with management of the COM Peer Advisor Program.

Harmony is located in the COM Dean's office.