The Academic Community Directors (ACD) will provide structure and support to all medical students throughout the four years of medical education. ACDs will integrate mentoring, service learning, career advice and special community programming for all medical students in their designated communities. The ACD's will hold regular office hours.
The Role of an Academic Community Director
"As an ACD I'm positioned in the middle of our students' lives, providing a great opportunity to mentor and offer general guidance as they make their way through this interesting and challenging educational experience," says Red Tide ACD, Dr. Charles Goldberg. "The fact that I get to know this group of students from the start of school and travel with them over time gives me a chance to offer truly informed and individualized guidance. It also allows us to develop a real sense of community and facilitates vertical mentoring from the other members of our AC. Being an ACD is one of the best jobs in academia as it allows me to connect and learn from an extraordinarily bright, motivated, and caring group of people."