David Musick, Ph.D., Director
David Musick, Ph.D.
I've earned a doctorate in Educational Evaluation & Policy Studies from the University of Kentucky, a master's degree in Sociology from East Tennessee State University, a post-graduate certificate in Bioethics from the University of Washington, and a BS in Human Relations from Milligan College.
Shari Whicker, Ed.D., ME.d., Associate Director
Shari Whicker, Ed.D., MEd
Over the past 15 years, I have fostered a passion for medical education teaching, learning, and education research in educator and educational leadership roles in the Wake Forest and Duke University Health Systems. These roles have spanned the continuum of medical education to include medical students, trainees, and physician faculty as well as staff and learners from affiliated health professions. I excitedly joined the faculty as Medical Education and Faculty Development Specialist at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in July 2014.
My background reflects active leadership in the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs to guide the development of physicians and other health professions educators. I thrive most when developing and working within communities of practice of Health Professions educators. Through these communities, it has been a joy to see faculty and, in turn, learners grow both independently and in their relationships with other members of the community.
My research interests include Faculty Development in Education, Residents as Teachers, Communities of Practice, Metacognition, Learning Preferences, Reflective Practice, Self-Assessment, Teaching Simulation, and everything else that involves developing health professionals into more effective teachers, learners, and scholars.
I look forward to continuing my teaching, learning, and medical education scholarship here, within the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and look forward to making a positive contribution regarding our educational mission.
Beth Pline, LMSW, Manager, Education and Faculty Development
My research interests include community information management following disaster, school-based social work and most recently, research into the admissions processes at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
I earned a Masters in Social Work, specializing in both clinical and political social work from the University of Houston, where I later served as adjunct faculty. I received my BA in Sociology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. I have held adjunct faculty positions in Duke University’s Non-Profit Management Program and Radford University’s Non-Profit Management Program.
Sandra DeHart, Education Coordinator