Lindsey Sward, M.D., associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, has been appointed to the newly created position of Assistant Dean for Clinical Education. In this role, she will continue her work in helping the college to produce highly skilled and compassionate physicians for Arkansas.
“With the recent expansion of the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus, the addition of a three-year accelerated M.D. track working to produce more primary care physicians, and our growth across Arkansas, this position will help ensure that we provide consistent and excellent clinical instruction for all of our medical students,” said Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean Susan Smyth, M.D., Ph.D. “Dr. Sward brings exceptional teaching skills and a strong commitment to our educational mission to her new post.”
A Conway native, Sward received her medical degree at the UAMS College of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UAMS. Since becoming a professor, she has won 5 Golden Apple awards from the junior and senior classes, who voted her as the best teacher of the year. She has received multiple Red Sash and Gold Sash awards for teaching, and two graduating senior classes have chosen her to give the “Faculty Charge” address at their Honors Convocation ceremony. She has held multiple educational leadership positions and currently serves on the college’s Curriculum Committee and Clinical Skills Subcommittee and on the UAMS Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Self Study Task Force.
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