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Tracy Kedian appointed T.H. Chan School of Medicine associate dean for admissions

Tracy Kedian, MD

Tracy Kedian, MD, has been appointed the new associate dean for admissions for the T.H. Chan School of Medicine, according to an announcement by Terence R. Flotte, MD, the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor, executive deputy chancellor, provost and dean of the T.H. Chan School of Medicine; and Anne Larkin, MD, associate professor of surgery and vice provost for educational affairs.

Dr. Kedian, professor of family medicine & community health, is a graduate of the Medical School and completed her residency training here in the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health as well.  She joined the faculty in 2001 and has been deeply involved in education since. 

“As a longtime member of the UMass Chan community, Dr. Kedian brings a wealth of experience and energy to the Office of Admissions that will carry the various missions of the School forward with efficiency and innovation,” said Drs. Flotte and Larkin in their announcement.

Kedian has served as an education director and associate program director for maternal child health for the Worcester Family Medicine Residency Program. She was integral to the implementation of the Core Clinical Competency Assessment, a required high stakes examination given at the end of the third year of medical school. In 2016 she was appointed assistant dean for academic achievement and has led the Center for Academic Achievement for several years. Kedian has published and presented widely on medical academic support.

Kedian is passionate about the mission of diversity, equity and inclusion; is deeply committed to the support and success of underrepresented students at UMass Chan; and leads the Jump Start program provided to all medical students prior to matriculation. As director of the Center for Academic Achievement, she has been a leader in the study of equity in assessments, and she leads the Longitudinal Progression and Assessment Team in preparation for the rollout of the VISTA curriculum. 

Kedian, who will assume the new role on July 1, succeeds Mariann Manno, MD, who stepped down last year.