Bair Named Associate Dean for UC Davis Office of Continuing Medical Education

September 12, 2013

Aaron Bair, MD has been named associate dean for continuing medical education at the UC Davis School of Medicine, effective through June 30, 2016.

Dr. Bair, a UC Davis professor of emergency medicine, serves as the medical director for both the UC Davis Center for Virtual Care and the Center for Health and Technology, where he has a proven track record in the innovative use of technology in medical education, the development and management of teams for quality improvement and the dedication to interprofessional lifelong learning. He is a 1994 graduate of the UC Davis School of Medicine and served his residency in emergency medicine at UC Davis.

In his new role, he plans to use his experience to support and create innovation in continuing clinical education. His responsibilities will include oversight of the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME), the CME programs and activities.

"We are pleased that Aaron Bair has accepted this position," said Thomas Nesbitt, UC Davis interim vice chancellor for Human Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine. "His strong background in the education of clinicians and experience in the use of simulation-based and distance learning make him the perfect candidate for advancing the continuing medical education activities for the health system and the educational mission for CME."

The Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. The Office of CME provides continuing medical education credits for 52 Regularly Scheduled Series (e.g. grand rounds, journal clubs, case conferences), 25-30 live, full-service conferences, online courses, and co-sponsors or jointly sponsors 12-15 CME activities annually.