UAMS’ Shorey to Lead National Medical Faculty Group

By Liz Caldwell

The professional group supports faculty and institutional leaders at the nation’s academic medical centers. Shorey, the associate dean for continuing medical education and faculty affairs since 2004, will become chair-elect in August and will begin serving her term as chair the following year.

The AAMC is a not-for-profit association representing all 130 accredited U.S. medical schools, 17 accredited Canadian medical schools, almost 400 teaching hospitals and health systems and nearly 90 academic and scientific societies. The AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs supports faculty affairs deans and administrators at medical schools and teaching hospitals through professional development activities. Shorey has served on the GFA Steering Committee since its inception in 2006. 

Shorey is an associate professor of internal medicine as well as associate dean in the College of Medicine. She joined the UAMS faculty as an assistant professor of geriatrics in 2002. She received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Shorey began her practice and teaching career at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, where she later directed the primary care residency program. She then helped establish the primary care program at New England Deaconess Hospital before joining the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention of Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, where she directed its primary care residency.

Shorey has been active in several national organizations including the Council on Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Internal Medicine. She has served as vice president and on the board of directors of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare.
Among many honors, Shorey received the Outstanding Woman Faculty Award from the UAMS College of Medicine’s Women’s Faculty Development Caucus in 2007.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a new 540,000-square-foot hospital, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,652 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s largest public employers with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or