Amal Shibli-Rahhal, MD, MS, MME, clinical professor in Endocrinology, has been promoted from Assistant Dean to Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Curriculum in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, effective August 1, 2021.
Shibli-Rahhal previously served as a course director in the preclinical curriculum and as the Associate Chief of Staff for Education at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She is also the Fellowship Program Director in Endocrinology and Metabolism. A UI faculty member since 2007, Shibli-Rahhal received a medical degree from American University of Beirut, a master’s degree in Clinical Investigation and a master’s degree in Medical Education at Iowa, where she also earned a Certificate in Educational Leadership. She completed an internal medicine internship at the American University of Beirut and a residency and fellowship here.
In a letter notifying Shibli-Rahhal of this promotion, Patricia Winokur, MD, Executive Dean of the Carver College of Medicine, wrote:
It has been so rewarding to watch how you have developed during your years as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Curriculum. Your contributions have been exemplary. You have worked collaboratively with the students and strand directors to revise the curriculum as we initiated the new horizons medical curriculum. Through your interactions with the faculty, staff and students it is clear you have a passion for pushing the quality of our medical student curriculum while at the same time connecting intimately with the students.