King Named Associate Dean for Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education

July 1, 2020 by Ed Neuert

John King, M.D., M.P.H., professor and vice chair for academics and regional development in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine, has been appointed associate dean for continuing medical and interprofessional education (CMIE) at the institution.

John King, M.D., M.P.H.

John King, M.D., M.P.H., professor and vice chair for academics and regional development in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine, has been appointed associate dean for continuing medical and interprofessional education (CMIE) at the institution. The announcement was made July 1 by Larner College of Medicine Dean Richard L. Page, M.D., and Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education Christa Zehle, M.D.

The Office of Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education at the Larner College of Medicine provides a broad spectrum of accredited continuing education opportunities for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals. The office's programs provide lifelong learning experiences for maintenance of certification and to enhance medical knowledge, performance, and patient-related outcomes. 

"We plan to expand professional development and maintenance of certification, or 'MOC,' opportunities for health care providers throughout the network," said Zehle. "Dr. King has the experience and network relationships essential to achieving that goal."

King replaces Cheung Wong, M.D., Berta Pi-Sunyer Williams ’58 Endowed Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, who served as associate dean from 2011 to 2019, and who became associate vice president for clinical affairs at the UVM Health Network Group in 2018.

A graduate of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, King completed his residency in family medicine at Duke University and obtained a Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina. 

King has been a member of the Larner College of Medicine faculty since 2004 and was responsible for the successful development of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, N.Y., the first UVM residency outside of the UVM Medical Center and a model for academic integration in the UVM Health Network. He has been honored with the Family Medicine Teacher of the Year Award and is a Distinguished Educator in the Larner College of Medicine Teaching Academy. King has been a member of the planning committee for the Larner CMIE Primary Care and Behavioral Health Conference since 2015 and directed the first Larner CMIE Wilderness Medicine Conference in 2019. 

"We are fortunate to welcome Dr. King to this important role and look forward to his leadership as we enhance and expand our offerings in continuing medical and interprofessional education," said Page.

“I look forward to supporting and building an innovative CMIE system that supports high value care and teamwork in our network and beyond,” said King.


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