David Musick, Ph.D., Director
Dr. Musick’s teaching experiences with health professions learners have focused on the general areas of bioethics, health systems, social and behavioral aspects of medicine and spirituality and medicine. He has been the principal investigator on several education-related grants, and has also done major fund development work. His research interests include faculty and curriculum development, educational assessment, medical professionalism, and the interface between education and patient outcomes.
Shari Whicker, Ed.D., ME.d., Associate Director
Mariah Rudd, B.S., Education & Faculty Development Manager
Mariah entered the world of medical education fresh after graduating with a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University. Her journey began with a position as Innovation Project Manager in the Duke University Health System Office of Graduate Medical Education. In this role she worked to support the successful development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative educational research projects aimed at enhancing resident training and the quality of GME programs. Additionally, she played an integral role in the promotion of education research and scholarship. During her time at Duke she also completed the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) Certificate of Medical Education Research (MERC) to further her medical education skill set.
Christie Wills, Manager of Physician Leadership Development & Professional Wellbeing
Christie provides guidance for the development and implementation of programs that support leadership and wellbeing initiatives. She has over twenty years’ experience in organizational development, strategic planning and stakeholder communication. She has a Masters in Public Administration and additional certifications in public facilitation and Appreciative Inquiry. Her efforts are targeted primarily in the realm of faculty and physician leadership and professional wellbeing.
Sandra DeHart, Curriculum and Media Project Specialist
Sandra joined Continuing Professional Development in January of 2012 in the role as Professional Education Coordinator. Sandra has served in several roles in the organization in her 21 years of service from Revenue Cycle Management to the Executive Office. Often referred to as the "historian" for the department she brings a perspective of the growth and changes of the organization that have evolved throughout the years and how that has influenced the department of Continuing Professional Development today. Sandra organizes and prepares for faculty development sessions that showcase internal to national speakers. The sessions also require preparation to receive Continuing Medical Education accreditation which is necessary for physician/faculty to reach their annual educational requirements. She films and produces the sessions into videos which are posted to this website for those that can't always make it to the session. Serving on committees dedicated to advancing teaching and learning environments here at Carilion Clinic and at VTCSOM has kept her up to date on best practices, advancements, and most importantly the needs of the organization. She also develops and manages several websites and marketing materials that highlight faculty development activities. Her educational history is centered on Communication and Web Page Design which matches the position perfectly.