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Faculty participate in activities for National Board of Medical Examiners, United States Medical Licensing Examination

Imran Ali, M.D.

Imran Ali, M.D., professor in Neurology and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

This week, we are recognizing faculty members who have participated in activities in 2015 for the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) and the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

Imran Ali, M.D., professor in Neurology and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, serves two roles for the NBME. He is a Test Committee Member who develops and reviews the test items from which the USMLE is composed. The activities required for development of test materials are challenging and require talented individuals who are highly respected by their peers. The Federation of State Medical Boards and the NBME choose test committee members very carefully. Dr. Ali’s second role is a Executive Chief Proctor, having responsibility for the subject examinations and all administrative tasks for the provision of subject examination services to our school.

Mary R. Smith, M.D.

Mary R. Smith, M.D., professor in Pathology and Medicine

Mary R. Smith, M.D., professor in Pathology and Medicine, is a Medical School Liaison Representative and has oversight responsibility for our school’s connection to the NBME secure website. Representatives also assume responsibility for exploring NBME and USMLE issues with the school and for disseminating relevant information to appropriate individuals.

Lance A. Talmage, M.D.

Lance A. Talmage, M.D., Interim Chairman for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Lance A. Talmage, M.D., Interim Chairman for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is an NBME Board Member, serving the NBME Membership. He is one of approximately 80 members constituting the governing body, which has ultimate responsibility for establishing policy for the NBME.

“We are deeply grateful to these individuals, and hope that you regard their service as highly as we do. The value of their contributions to the NBME and the national licensing examination cannot be overstated,” said NBME Chair Suzanne T. Anderson and President Donald E. Melnick, M.D.

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