UNE’s Jane Carreiro appointed to national physician education coalition
Jane Carreiro, D.O. ’88, vice president for Health Affairs at the University of New England and dean of the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM), has been appointed to the Coalition for Physician Accountability.
The coalition brings together the organizations responsible for educating, assessing, accrediting, licensing, and certifying physicians to develop a consensus on those responses. This national group analyzes and addresses key issues related to physician education and practice in the United States, including the transition from undergraduate to graduate medical education.
“Medical science and societal forces are constantly evolving, and the medical community needs to meet those changes with informed and thoughtful responses,” Carreiro said. “Educating and training physicians with the knowledge, skills, empathy, and dedication to address the needs of our nation’s patients begins in medical school and doesn’t end until those physicians retire.”
Carreiro’s appointment comes just months after she was named chair-elect of the Board of Deans of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).
Carreiro received her medical degree from UNE’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and has practiced for over 20 years. She also holds a visiting faculty position at the Vienna School of Osteopathy in Vienna, Austria, and is the honorary chief of Pediatric Manual Medicine for the Germany Academy of Osteopathic Medicine.